Akiva Eldar’s Ha’aretz column of Sept. 25 is entitled “Israeli left-wing party drafts new Mideast peace plan to replace Oslo Accords.” Selections are included as follows:
…. Under the plan, Israel would declare without preconditions that the conflict must be solved by ending the occupation based on the 1967 borders, with 1:1 land swaps. Meanwhile, Jerusalem would be divided based on the proposals by former U.S. President Bill Clinton – Jewish neighborhoods to Israel, Palestinian neighborhoods to Palestine, and special status for the Holy Basin.
The plan also proposes that the government declare an immediate freeze on settlement activity, as long as is needed to ensure peace negotiations. The talks would last no more than a year, and the gradual implementation of core issues would take no more than four years.
As for Israel’s relations with its neighbors, the plan calls on Israel to support the main points of the Arab Peace Initiative and declare a willingness to enter negotiations for its full implementation.
Golan Heights plan
Meanwhile, after a representative, elected government is in place in Damascus, Israel would seek a peace treaty with Syria based on returning the Golan Heights, security arrangements with U.S. guarantees, a demilitarization of the Golan Heights, and normal relations between the two countries.
…. The international community would be asked to send a peacekeeping force to the demilitarized Palestinian state. …