- General Issues
- 2011 >
- Time to Negotiate the Northern and Southern Sectors of the Israeli-West Bank Border
- President Peres and Dr. Ashrawi: Thank You for Staying on Track
- Playing the Victim Card Will Not Bring Peace
- Negotiations By the Parties
- The World Should Help the Palestinian Hunger Striker
- ...and only afterwards move to discuss the topic of Jerusalem
- A Question of Accountability
- Israel Twisting in the Wind
- Netanyahu: Too Big for His Britches
- Netanyahu's "Israeli Comfort"
- How Shaul Mofaz Can Jump-Start the Peace Process
- Netanyahu on the Brink
- Time for Taking Stock
- Israel in Wonderland
- Whatever Happened to the Quartet?
- The Palestinians Want to Negotiate
- A Time for Hope and a Call for Restraint
- Israel Can Win in Gaza, But Not Now
- Congratulations to the New State of Palestine!
- Security and Borders: Both Required for Peace
- It Is Up to Israel to Restart Peace Negotiations
- Israel and Palestine: Changing the Terms of Agreement
- Proposal on Governance of the Holy Basin
- Time for Netanyahu to Reach Across the Aisle
- Tzipi Livni's Challenge
- Women Should Be Free to Pray at the Wailing Wall
- Proposed Highway through the Jordan Valley Will Backfire on Israel
- 2014 >
- We Should Applaud Herzog and Livni for Reclaiming Zionism
- The Next Israeli Government
- West Bank Citizenry and Receipt of Individuals of Palestinian Origin
- What Next for Israel?
- Palestinian statehood
- Mischief in the Trade Legislation would Hinder Progress
- What Next for America?
- Could American Firms Choose to Gradually Disinvest from Israel?
- Boycotting Israel is not anti-Semitism
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- 2020 >
- About the Authors
We would like the world community to conceive of a new environment in Gaza similar to Dubai. We see a golden economic opportunity for the Arab nations of the region to invest some of their oil wealth to finance the development of a modern port. We would like Gaza to be offered rail access to the Gulf of Aqaba, so that goods shipped to Gaza from the Mediterranean region could be transshipped to the Gulf of Aqaba by rail and then reloaded on ships bound for Arabia. We would also like to see Gaza be offered a rail corridor to the West Bank and Amman. This combination of a port and rail links would make Gaza a hub for trade between Europe, Jordan (and Syria), and Arabia.
In this way, Palestinians can have access by rail to come in and out of Gaza. They should also be given access to travel via an international airport in the West Bank. We would ask that at the conclusion of any agreed border, the two nations meet again in 10 to 20 years, if not before, to establish meaningful automobile and vehicular routes across the region. Because we would not assume that an infant state of Palestine would be capable of convincing the population of the State of Israel of its goodwill, we would ask that the positive side of this reality be considered: Should there not be an opportunity for the transfer of goods by rail, even while an established link via a road between Gaza and the West Bank is yet to be seen?