The international community overwhelmingly considers the settlements, built on occupied land claimed by the Palestinians for a future state, to be illegal. Israel rejects such claims, citing the land's strategic and religious significance, and says the matter should be resolved in negotiations"
And who shall negotiate the "matter" if not Israelis and Palestinians?
Throughout thousands of years, Wisdom and the Sancity of Life has been suppressed in the race for power, property and ego – feeding.
However, despite the fact that there is worldwide an increase in vulgarity, racism, nationalism, militancy and religious fanaticism, there is also a growing force of those dedicated,reasonable, emphatic and erudite people committed to protect the future for the coming generations.
In fact, it is not the business of the US, EU or Arab League to let Palestinians and Israeli know what they may do or not. Principles of demoracy, participation and transparency only allow one path to lasting peace. The accord and the process must be decided and lived by the people who are affected. By Israelis and Palestinians!
Some outstanding women 38 women, currently comprising 13 Israeli and Palestinian members and 25 international supporters are combining social skills plus superb expertise in order to pushing forward this initiative to transform the dream of peace into reality.
According to current international law, the UN Resolution 1325, women have to be included in the process of negotiating peace, prevention of conflict and future peacekeeping measures.
The 1325 Group will therefore call for the immediate implementation of this binding UN Security Council resolution.
The aim is to end the dynamic of militancy and antagonism in the present climate, and to implement a vision of peace and humanity.
This initiative, a cross-party working group, will elaborate a roadmap in which alternative proposals for previously cnetentious issues create a win-win situation for two independent yet connected states. This will support politicians in Israel and Palestine who have experience and expertise in administrative governance, and also the necessary social competences to transform the crisis into a chance.
In a participatory process, the 1325 Group will prepare a principal document, which will be published as a Jerusalem Appeal on March 8, 2018.
Wisdom of the crowd is often smarter than decsicions of a few. Women from all walks of life are asked to submit their concrete proposals, what - in their view -must be anchored in a peace treaty. There will be a difference when Women are involved!
Brief: The UNSCR 1325
The United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution S/RES/1325 on women, peace and security on 31 October 2000.
The resolution reaffirms the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations, peace-building, peacekeeping, humanitarian response and post-conflict reconstruction, and stresses the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security.
Resolution 1325 urges all actors to increase the participation of women and incorporate gender perspectives in all United Nations peace and security efforts. It provides the women of Israel and Palestine with an instrument for actively shaping their own future. They need no longer wait for an external or foreign government to make a decision. They, who are immediately affected, can influence the political discourse, break open the cycle of fear and violence, and reach to the heart of their populace.
The 1325 women can now break the taboo by demanding and supporting policies of dialogue, trust-building, acknowledgement and reconciliation. The 1325 group can give a voice to the parents who want a life for their children in which the potential of each one can be realized peacefully, and the pursuit of love, wisdom and knowledge is recognized.
The 1325 group will support those politicians whose words are consistent with law and humanity.