While Harvard plans to host yet another conference dedicated to the destruction of Israel as we know it, I would like to proffer an alternative solution to the impasse. The crux of the Harvard conference seems to be a re-launch of the One State Solution, whereby a the state of Israel would be forced to absorb millions of palestinian refugees and place the "jews" at a demographic and deomocratic inferior position. Anyone who has paid attention to the election results of the Arab Spring understands exactly where that would lead.
Instead I propose a "One Land - Two State Solution". A Greater Israel, including territories lawfully won in conquest, would be home to two states. The National Security apparatus protecting these two intertwined states would remain in the hands of the Israeli's. Local police enforcement would be a hybrid of arab and Israeli forces distributed in proportion to the local population. Tax Revenues could be distributed as follows: 50% land taxes would go to national security. 50% would go to the arabs or israeli local adminsitrative governments based upon pre-1967 borders. That means settlers living in so called Occupied Territories would be pay some tax to a local "arab " Government. Likewise, arabs with land holdings in pre 1967 Israel would pay land tax to the Israeli Government. 1/6th of an individuals income tax would go to the government of residence. 5/6ths income tax would go to the government of choice. An arab living in Tel Aviv could choose to send 5/6ths of his income tax to the arab administrative government. A setter in the West Bank could choose to send 5/6ths of his income tax to the Israeli Adminsitrative government. The adminstrative governments would be responsible for infrastructure, education, heathcare etc.
If the arabs wanted Peace they could accept this as a framework to move forward. Only problem is I am afraid they are not interested in peaceful coexistence with the Jews.
What do you think?