QC ROUNDTABLE | Two Capitals in Jerusalem?
What do you think of EU’s move to have Jerusalem serve as the capital of both Israel and a future Palestinian state?
Reply from Jason Rines, RagingDebate.com
The EU is certainly not the first to suggest such a solution and nor will it be the last. Some of the Middle East still not agreeing that Israel has a right to exist is somewhat of an obstacle. As for the land, I think theoretically it COULD work but the idealologies of Islam are difficult to remedy with representative government. It is more of a long-term cultural barrier.
Sites such as this or others that can introduce the citizens at the grass roots level with one another to decide how they wish to spend the next few hundred years together is the only way it would work I believe.
The non Muslim sovereign states often more influence on the leadership in Israel and much of the Middle East so external influence adds another layer of complexity to understand and solve.
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Shireen Qudosi founded Qudosi Chronicles post 9-11 when realizing not enough Muslims were speaking out about the community’s shortcomings. Since it’s inception, Qudosi Chronicles has developed a broad and diverse following that breaks partisan lines and bridges faith groups. Shireen has been published in several leading industry publications, including PJ Media, Middle East Forum, Illume, among others. She’s also hosted several talks on Islam for the San Diego community.
In addition to Qudosi Chronicles, she heads Qudosi Creative Partners – a content driven new media marketing boutique firm. In 2012, she also established Qahani, a handmade jewelry line that merges a South Asian heritage with contemporary design.