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The Israeli Palestinian Confederation [IPC]

with an introduction by Michael R. Burch, an editor and publisher of Holocaust and Nakba poetry

I absolutely love the logo of the IPC. It's a dove bearing an olive branch, both symbols of peace. One of the dove's wings is the Israeli flag, the other a Palestinian flag. The IPC defines itself as follows: "The Israeli-Palestinian Confederation Committee is a group of volunteers who joined together to educate the public through symposiums, debates, dialogue and cultural exchanges about a possible mechanism for peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Our members include Muslims, Jews and Christians from all walks of life. We do not aim to benefit one side over the other. We have a comprehensive plan to improve relations between Israelis and Palestinians through education, engagement and dialogue. We believe that both the Israelis and the Palestinians in the United States can reduce tension and achieve more understanding through engagement."

I am honored to know and support Josef Avesar, the Founder and President of the IPC.

On January 11, 2006, Mr. Avesar received a congratulatory letter from former President Bill Clinton commending him for his work on behalf of the confederation. Mr. Avesar believes that a joint confederation government between the Israelis and Palestinians could create a mechanism for peace and cooperation between the two nations, as do the members and associates of the Israeli-Palestinian Confederation.

Josef Avesar is an Israeli-born attorney who resides in Southern California. He has written numerous articles and commentaries, including "The Israeli-Palestinian Confederation," "An Israeli-Palestinian Confederation Creates a Fair and Balanced Mechanism to Resolve the Issues," "Israeli and Palestinian Governments Too Busy to Make Peace," "Israeli-Palestinian Confederation Could Have Helped Prisoner Exchange," "An Israeli-Palestinian Confederation Could Have Saved the Violence in Gaza," "Itís Time to Take the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict by the Horns," "Israeli-Palestinian Confederation 101" and "Why Would the Israeli and Palestinian Governments Accept a Confederation?"

Mr. Avesar has appeared with many political and civil leaders and well-known professors from all over the world to discuss the idea of a confederation between Israelis and Palestinians. He is one of the organizers of a series of conventions to be held in Israel/Palestine as follows:

Israeli Palestinian Confederation Convention - December 12th, 13th and 14th, 2011
Jerusalem - Beit Jaala - Haifa

The pre-election conventions will take place this year on December 12th, 13th and 14th at the Ambassador Hotel in Jerusalem, Talitha Kumi in Beit Jaala and Bet Hagefen in Haifa. The convention will have presentations from such notable Israelis and Palestinians as: Shlomo Ben-Ami, Sari Nusseibeh, Ruth Dayan, Munther Dajani, Uri Avnery, and Ahmed Natour. In addition there will be presentations from candidates who are currently running in these historical elections. The audiences will also be inspired and entertained by the world-renowned peace activist and singer Liel Kolet.

Palestinians and Israelis alike are also registering to become voters in the FIRST Israeli Palestinian Confederation elections which will take place next year on December 12, 2012.

The convention schedule is as follows:

Monday, December 12th 2011 Ambassador Hotel
2:00 P.M: Press Conference (Pre-convention)
4:00 P.M: Convention begins

Beit Jaala
Tuesday, December 13th 2011, Talita Kumi
12:00 P.M: Press Conference (Pre-Convention)
2:00 P.M: Convention begins

Wednesday December 14th 2011, Bet Hagefen
12:00 P.M (noon)

The Israeli Palestinian Confederation will be an independent government for the mutual benefit of the Palestinian and Israeli people. It does not replace and is not intended to undermine the existing Israeli or Palestinian governments. The Israeli Palestinian Confederation will become an additional governmental organization necessary to fill in the current void and make peace. The IPC's Constitution and the Frequently Asked Questions are available on

In the next year, Palestinians and Israeli citizens who reside in the regions will continue to offer their candidacy for President and for Parliament in each of the predetermined 300 districts. Each Parliament member will represent a population of over 35,000 people and will serve a period of four years.

The President will serve a term of two years and will then rotate with his Vice President for an additional two years. The President and Vice President must include an Israeli citizen and a Palestinian citizen. The IPC currently has almost 550 candidates.

All the candidates, along with their personal biographies, photos, and mission statements now appear on the IPC website at

For more information, contact:

Josef Avesar, Esq.
Mobile: 1-818-324-3182
Office: 1-818-783-2934


Aymen Zaben
Cell: 059-755-5854 (WB)
Cell: 050- 423-6466 (Israeli number)

Here is a hopeful letter about an important, perhaps history-making event, from Josef Avesar to THT editor Mike Burch:

Dear Mike, I just wanted to let you know that we are getting excellent response by people who have registered for the convention. Based on what I see right now in my opinion the attendance will be significant. Your participation is very important and I appreciate it very much. At this time I am making my last arrangements for the trip. I hope to be in contact with you once again upon my arrival. As of December 8th you will be able to reach me by phone. My local number will be: 054-282-0772. I would like to thank you so much for your willingness to help.

Josef Avesar Esq.
The founding committee of the Israeli Palestinian Confederation


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