The Jerusalem Old City Initiative has suggests the creation of a «special regime» for the Old City.
A group of Israelis, Palestinians and North Americans have formulated a proposal for sharing Jerusalem to help the sides resolve one of the thorniest challenges in Middle East peace-making.
The regime would be jointly created and run by the Israelis and Palestinians, rather than an international body as has frequently been suggested in other accords that have not materialized.
«We’re not talking about internationalization»,stressed Art Hughes, a former American diplomat who once oversaw the peacekeeping operation between Israel and Egypt and is currently an adjunct scholar at Washington’s Middle East Institute, which hosted the unveiling of the initiative Wednesday.
Former US ambassador to Israel Dan Kurtzer, who has also been involved with the initiative, explained that the special regime would be «very much under the control of the two sides. It’s their baby. They shape it. They make it work».
The regime, however, would be headed by an outside administrator, envisioned as neither an Israeli nor a Palestinian, but someone with international standing. The administrator would preside over policing, movement and access to holy sites, archeological issues, zoning and planning decisions and other related issues; but not those linked to «nationality» such as education and political rights.
The administrator would be chosen by a board of top Israeli and Palestinian officials, and international officials whose presence had been approved by both sides.
The proposed regime would not seek to resolve competing claims over sovereignty or be used to make policy decisions about how Jerusalem would be shared, organizers said. Instead, they emphasized, this would be a recipe for implementing a peace agreement with a shared capital once the policy issues had already been resolved.
Source: Jerusalem Post (JP)
«The regime, however, would be headed by an outside administrator, envisioned as neither an Israeli nor a Palestinian, but someone with international standing».
Who is this man?
The Bible say there will come a man to Jerusalem in the last days who is not the Messiah of the Bible. This man will be branded as a great man of peace, and will set him self up in the Temple and claim to be God.
Mighty signs and wonders will follow in his footsteps. The Bible calls this man the last antichrist, a man of wickedness.
2 Thessalonians 2:3
Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for (that day will not come) until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction.
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First published 7th of May 2010.
Written by Ivar