The Israeli Palestinian Confederation [IPC]
with an introduction by Michael R. Burch, an
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
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
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
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
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.
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:
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