You Want To Talk Peace, Post A “Bond”!
All the nations coming to the table to talk peace between Israel and the Palestinians must post bond, in the event that the talks breakdown, Israel will use the bond money to purchase a Palestinian state, for all those that do not wish to live in the Jewish state.
Unlike foreign debt, this bond money will be corporate stock, shares will be issued for its value. Dividends will be paid to each bond holder, from property taxes and corporate taxes. These bonds will allow the Palestinians to build a free democratic nation with a sustainable economy, which the international community has failed to do for them in the past 23 years of Oslo.
It has been 96 years since San Remo, all the international community has done since, is try to reduce the size of the Jewish State, to the point of non existence. These talks are not about the Palestinians, if they were the Palestinians would have had a state by now. Instead they throw the Palestinians into refugee camps, with minimum support, living in poor conditions for the sole purpose to incite hatred, violence and murder Jews. Look where these demand for talks are coming from. We are talking about Europe that bought the “Finial Solution” to eradicate Jews from Europe, the Inquisition to see that Judaism is no more, pogroms, and slaughter to remove the Jews off the face of the Earth.
The actors that demand the talks are not promoting Jews and Arabs to live together, but apart. They have done nothing to improve the lives of the Palestinians, only to make their lives miserable, to be used as a weapon against the Jewish state. They are not seeking a peaceful solution, but an elimination of a Jewish state. Make them post a bond to talk, when the talks fail, buy the Palestinians a state.
China, home to 20 percent of the world’s population, but only 8 percent of the world’s arable land, has gone abroad in search of farmland. In Africa alone, Chinese “friendship farms” grow cabbages in the Congo, raise fish in Angola, and harvest sesame seeds,cashews and peanuts in Mozambique. The Palestinians can follow this model to establish it own homeland, and have food to survive. The Palestinian GDP sits at $11.26 billion, that is $2,782.91 per capita. That will not give them a sustainable state. Purchasing land for a Palestinian state, establishing an economy and infrastructure will bring peace and a better life for the Palestinians and Israel.
Most of the world's countries had bought or sold land internationally as of 2012. The trade is dominated namely by China, the UK and the US. The oil exporters of the Middle East are buying up land in Africa, South America, Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe, so there is no reason the Palestinians cannot do the same.
China has purchased land from 33 countries and has sold to 3. The US has bought land from 28 countries and has sold to 3. The UK has bought land from 30 countries. So, again there is no reason the Palestinians cannot buy land for the sake of peace.
Brazil, Australia and Ethiopia, are all net sellers of their land. Argentina, the Philippines, Sudan, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania and Russia have also sold land to more countries than they have bought from. Singapore and the Netherlands, densely populated areas with limited agricultural land, are also net purchasers, as are Germany, India, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and South Africa.
The world’s agricultural land has been exchanged through international deals, and will increase in coming years, as the world population grows, living standards continue to rise, and constraints on water and other natural resources increase. Countries with abundant farmland, like Brazil, the US and Australia, can help feed the world and be rewarded for it. The rising cost of oil and a spike in food prices pushed more countries to purchase farmland abroad. In the last decade, more than 495 million acres of land were sold or leased in transnational deals. For the Palestinians we are talking about purchasing less than 2 million acres, that size comprise all the land area of the West Bank, Gaza and the Golan.
Kiribati, an island nation in the Pacific ocean, recently purchased 8 square miles of land about 1,200 miles away on Fiji. Because Kiribati is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, Within decades significant chunks risk submersion. The land purchase provides some guaranteed high ground to escape to if sea level rise renders the country mostly uninhabitable. The Church of England owned the land, and sold it to Kiribati for $8.77 million. It will be used primarily for agriculture and aquatic farming to ensure Kiribati’s food security.
Some of the largest deals include South Korea's acquisition of 1.8 million acres in Sudan, the size the Palestinians demand for their state. Saudi Arabia purchased 1.25 million acres in Tanzania. The Democratic Republic of the Congo expects to shortly conclude an 19.8 million acre deal with a group of South African businesses to grow corn and soy beans as well as poultry and dairy farming.
India has lent money to 80 companies to buy 864,868 acres in Africa. At least 6 countries are known to have bought large landholdings in Sudan, one of the least food secure countries in the world. Other countries that have acquired land in the last year include the Gulf states, Sweden, China and Libya, from nations such as Brazil, Russia and Ukraine, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Madagascar, and Zambia. Some of the world's largest food, financial and car companies have invested in land.
Alpcot Agro of Sweden bought 296,526 acres in Russia, South Korea's Hyundai owns 24,710 acres in Eastern Siberia, while Morgan Stanley has bought 98,842 acres in Ukraine. Last year South Korea's Daewoo signed a 99 year lease for 3,212,369 areas of agricultural land in Madagascar. In terms of acres the Palestinians are demanding 1,932,160 acres, that is the total acreage size of the West Bank, Gaza an the Golan.
Increased investment along with bond money will bring benefits to the Palestinians such as GDP growth and improved government revenues, and will create opportunities for economic development and livelihood improvement.
Why would the Hashemites give up living in the land they were so deeply family rooted, in heritage, culture, religion and the custodian of Islams two most holy sites, Mecca and Medina, for a life ruling subjects that are not theirs, in a land so distant from them, so poor, smaller, and less resourceful? The Hejaz, which the Hashemites rules over, an area of 96,500 square miles, with a coast line along the Red Sea of 2140 miles, whereas Jordan is 34,495 square miles with a coast line of a few hundred feet. Can they hate the Jews that much that they are willing to give this all up, just to sit in an area such as the east bank of Palestine, for no other reason, but to make sure the Jews cannot claim it? Why are they not demanding to be returned to the Hejaz?
The West Bank, Gaza and the Golan total something like 3019 square miles, should the Hasemites opt not to return to the the Hajaz, than allow the Palestinians to settle in the Hejaz in place of them. This will mean the Saudis will set aside 3019 square miles from the Hejaz for a Palestinian state. If that cannot work, than have Jordan set aside 3019 square miles of its 34,495 square miles that makes up Jordan for a Palestinian state. Use the bond money to pay the Jordanians or the Saudis for such a Palestinian state.
It is not our business to see that the Palestinians have a state of their own. There are international laws that define our borders and sovereignty. If these laws cannot be upheld, than no law is worth being honored, and no agreement has any value. Europe's part in these talks can very well be viewed with suspicion. The past 2000 years of Europe's relations with the Jews speaks for itself. Everything they have demanded of us for a Palestinian state leaves Israel vulnerable to extinction.