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The Israeli - Palestinian conflict ia unique conflict: there is no other people like the Jewish people who consider himself in exile during nearly two millennia, return then to its land and by that create a conflict of legitimacy with another people who, meanwhile, have grown deep roots in the same land and have the same claims to territorial sovereignty.
This ability of the Jewish people to live in exile from his land for a so long time has to be analysed. Because political solutions do not usually take this dimension into account, they do not address at all the core of the conflict - the peculiar relation of Jews to land - and cannot provide for a sustainable solution.

Our common problem: the territorial nation-state

Judaism and Islam are not mere religions in the western sense, but nations, a people and a Ummah, who have their own traditional legal system which both have produced in the past a state of law, Halachic State in Diaspora, and Islamic Caliphate.
The Jewish nation have lived in Diaspora for hundred of years in autonomous communities, which were small, but real, "states within the state", without a territory.
The problem is that there is no room in the modern territorial nation-state for two different nations: because of its territorial character, only one national law is binding for anyone who physically dwell on the territory. As a consequence, all citizens have necessarily to become one single nation, if not, one of the two peoples has to leave the territory, or the territory has to be split between them.

As soon as nation-states were created in Europe, following the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars, the Jewish communities lost their legal autonomy and were dissolved.
Zionism, the response of secular Jews  in Europe to their exclusion as a people from the new nationalism  has reacted by creating its own Nation-State for the Jews, on the same European model which had rejected them. Of course, the "Jewish Problem" only turned itself in a "Palestinian problem"!
Following the logic of territorial nationalism, the UN voted a Partition Plan in 1947. The Palestinian Arabs launched the Civil War, then the Arab States unleashed the war of 1948 against the new Jewish State and were defeated. As a consequence, a large part of the Palestinian Arabs emigrated or were expelled; then most of the Jews living in their communities in Arab or Muslim countries had to emigrate.
Both peoples are victims of territorial nationalism.

A special solution

Considering that all previous attempts to create a two-state solution failed, led to bloodshed, and that our both peoples, the Jewish people of Israel and the Palestinian-Arab people, do not want to - and cannot - merge into a single Nation living in a unitary state, we have reached the conclusion that the only solution left is nor separating nor merging, but entering a unique kind of Federal Alliance:
A "three states for two peoples in one land-solution". This is made possible by both peoples recognition of the same supranational Sovereign. It takes the form of a secular Federal State which has sovereignty over the territory and over two non-territorial nation-states.

The specific logic for this federation is simple: if you want to have two independent nations in the same federal framework, the federation has to be supranational; if you want to eliminate the demographic problem without territorial partition, and without the risk of a future secession, you need to separate national identity from territory. This is achieved by having national laws applying only on individual citizens or communities, and not on the territory. So the national identity will be formed by Law, not by Land, allowing real personal autonomy.
This non-territorial character of the national states will help preventing any future nationalist fight for the Land.

An answer to the religious conflict too

The modern territorial nation-state was built by applying the theological notions of Sovereignty and Alliance to the social realm where they became Sovereign People and Social Contract. It has contributed to a liberation of men and peoples, but at the same time, it has absolutised the person "Nation", who became god-like, knowing no other master than itself, generating nationalist wars, the most lethal humankind has ever known.
Because of its autistic nature, it is impossible a priori to integrate nation-states in a set of higher order of complexity, which would be supranational as the case of United Nations have demonstrated perfectly.

Religious people can find a deep meaning to the secular Federal Alliance ("Federation" is from Latin foedusfoederis, "alliance") of Israel-Palestine: being necessarily a federation ruling over nations, its Sovereign is potentially made Sovereign of the World - ribono shel olam/rabb el alamin in the language of our Hebrew and Arabic traditions - Whose Peace could extend to the rest of humanity.

By their reception of the Federation the believers of our respective religions will be tested and judged: will they accept and recognize the Federation and the supranational Sovereign of the World, or will they reject them, thus showing that they actually worship their own nation under the mask of religion, that they bow to their own sovereignty, whether they call it "Jewish" or "Islamic"? 
So their hideous mask will be lifted, we will prevail on the fanatic religious nationalists!

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