In an effort to redirect energies–and just to see what kind of hair-brained ideas are out there–what sort of ideas–NO MATTER HOW SILLY OR PIE-IN-SKY–are out there for solving the Israel/ Palastine issue?
Way back when, a Saudi king, I believe it was, opposed the creation of Israel in the Middle East, arguing that if it was necessary to establish a Jewish homeland to provide security (in the wake of the Holocaust), then it should have been carved out of Germany. Uh, ok. Would that have worked? I imagine that it might have shaped up as another Switzerland: a population that’s armed to the teeth and largely aloof from the neighbours.
Tom Clancy solved the issue in one of his novels by turning Jerusalem over to a triumvirate of Jewish, Islamic, and Christian religious leaders–with three overlapping legal systems–under the protection of the Pope, Swiss guards, and backed up by a US division. Uh… not likely.
There are actual, historical examples around. Any that provide a framework, NO MATTER HOW SILLY?