In the last few months Abbas has come up with so many 'solutions' that nobody knows what he wants least of all him
YET...According to observers one key aspect in this complex situation is what is making Abbas put negotiations on hold...And its not got to do with Israel
The fundamental question is - Can there be TWO Palestines..One in Gaza and One in the West Bank?
Does the Geographic Split as in East and West Pakistan make it impossibe to integrate the 2 Societies politically, socially and emotionally?
And now the '1999 Plan' first muted in New York by a group of young Palestinian Academics including it is said Edward Said as the most fundamental structural plan to create a Palestinian State is now once again being reassesed
To create a Single Greater Palestinian State in Gaza in land area greater than Gaza and West Bank Combined from land exchanges with Israel for the West Bank and purchases of Land in Egyptian Sinai
This would involve large scale resettlement but vast implications for the unified Palestinian Economy. It would involve substantial Israeli Reparations for the West Bank but equally huge economic benefits for the local region of Egypt, Palestine, Israel and Jordan from a physically united entity
One of the group in that 1999 meeting was apparently asked..so what about the State Capital Ramallah? His answer.apparently 'Its only a name..just rebuild the new Ramallah in Gaza'
What was so 'mind blowing' about this 1999 'meeting' no minutes of which were ever recorded was the initial Premise of the 'Brainstorm'. which was
Lets think of what is BEST for Palestinians NOT what is WORST for Israel
Answers please on a postcard....