Blue White Future (BWF) is an Israeli organization committed to a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the concept of Two States for Two People. We believe this arrangement best serves the interests of all inhabitants of the region, Jews and Arabs alike, and also best serves the goals of justice, self determination, security and stability. At present, processes leading to such a resolution are stalled. To break this impasse, BWF is proposing a new paradigm based on constructive unilateralism combined with political negotiations and active support from the international community.
The underlying principle of the new paradigm calls for gradually creating a reality of two states by performing a series of gradual constructive unilateral steps.
Another characteristic of our proposal is that it does not preclude resumption of negotiations at any time by the parties. The negotiations option remains open and both sides acknowledge that a permanent status agreement can only be achieved through negotiations. However, until the conditions are ripe, the parties will move forward each on its own constructive accord.
The parties should strive to simultaneously move forward in the unilateral and bilateral tracks: trying to resume negotiations with the goal of reaching an agreement, while continuing with a unilateral process which does not depend on reciprocity and is based solely on each party’s decisions and interests with the support of the international community.
Finally, either party can implement the suggested model independently of the other, i.e. there is no need for mutual consent. Thus, it is in Israel’s interest to start creating a reality of two states, and it should do so on its own accord. The international community can provide invaluable assistance by embracing the BWF paradigm and encouraging the parties to act in accordance with it even before the parties themselves have done so.
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BWF seeks to assist the Israeli leadership in overcoming challenges related to the absorption of settlers. To that end, BWF operates in the following areas:
Based on the lessons of the 2005 disengagement, BWF is prepared a detailed national plan for the absorption of about 100,000 settlers who would relocate from their homes. BWF receives support in this effort from world-class academic experts and professionals. The plan offers practical alternatives designed to achieve this objective.
The movement is working in support of a voluntary evacuation and compensation law. The goal is to ensure appropriate compensation for those settlers wishing to relocate regardless of whether an agreement or a government decision regarding relocation is reached. This law will allow settlers who recognize the inevitability of relocation to do so of their own accord.
BWF sees the settlers as true partners in an equitable discourse, and intends to emphasize to the public the personal and communal price they will pay in abandoning their objective of settling the Jewish homeland. Changing the discourse will increase public support for a two-state solution. It is our hope the public will see relocation as a unifying move designed to strengthen our society rather than as the desertion of an important segment of Israeli society. A change in discourse will also demonstrate to the government the ability of Israeli society to cope with the complex challenge of evacuation and relocation.
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BWF has initiated a number of projects. For example, one project involves meetings of young leaders who reside within Israel together with young settler leaders. Other projects include parlor meetings, mostly in settlements and leadership courses designed to explain and expand the spirit and values of the BWF movement. This is being done and will continue to be done through seminars and conferences in cooperation with student unions and other organizations