The Israeli Peace Initiave, April 6 2011
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Israeli ex-military and intelligence officials draft a plan for peace.
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A group of prominent Israelis, including former heads of Shin Bet, Mossad and the Israeli army, have launched the Israeli Peace Initiative
in response to the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative
. The two page document
calls for a sovereign, demilitarized Palestinian state, its borders based on the 1967 lines, with modifications based on 1:1 swaps that would not exceed 7 percent of the West Bank, a divided greater Jerusalem with the temple mount under a no-sovereignty ("God sovereignty") regime, and the right for Palestinian refugees to return to the Palestinian state, although not to Israel (save for "symbolic exceptions").
Yaakov Perry, former head of Shin Bet, has sent a copy of the document on Sunday to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose office will not comment on the subtance of the propsal.
“We are isolated internationally and seen to be against peace,” Mr. Perry said in a telephone interview. “I hope this will make a small contribution to pushing our prime minister forward. It is about time that Israel initiates something on peace.”