The Center for Human Emergence – Middle East proposes a:
Design Conference for Palestine/Israel
To break the cycle of failed "Peace Negotiations"
The Israeli/Palestinian conflict is a collision of “tectonic plates” — deep values system codes — that have created a logjam. It is this underlying logjam that generates continual surface-level blockages that erupt in conflict.
We propose a problem-solving methodology with the power, precision, and complexity to span over human groupings to construct the unique economic and political structures that overarch the mountains and valleys of those unique human groupings.
We need to see the patterns as through a prism — where all the various colors of worldviews are made visible, each with a different “tint” on the world. The goal is to understand the needs of all the mind-sets, so as to begin to craft “full-spectrum” solutions which are fundamentally different from those that a single perspective would offer.
- Capacity to uncover the deeper dynamics within each society, as well as between societies.
- Craft decisions and measure priorities not against the past, nor based on who is responsible for what;
- Avoid the typical problem resolution systems such as majority rule, rule by the elite or by the wealthy, or rule by the so-called experts, or those that have military strength.
- Defuse the ideologies that produce “us vs. them”
- Avoid raising expectations which can be faulted.
- Focus on who the people are who live in the region and what their resources are
- Design a strategy to mesh people, geography, and resources together into a workable solution for all who live in that region.
- Draw upon all of the solutions which are currently available (as well as many that haven’t been thought of yet). We often call these “scaffoldings of solutions”,
- Solutions that involve the whole region: Israel, Syria, Jordan, Palestine
"The issue is less about democracy, rather the question is to design the best structures for meeting the needs of the people as they develop through the stages that are most natural to them; open, adaptive systems appropriate to their life conditions."