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Today’s conflict in Gaza has come to the point that it stains the collective soul of humanity. Though it is born out of decades of fighting between Israelis and Palestinians, and amidst a swamp of imperial ambitions, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling on Jan. 26 delivered an undeniable verdict: Israel is on the verge of creating a genocide in Gaza. Either an end to this conflict is reached soon, or the words “Never Again,” which were so clearly stated at the end of the Nazi holocaust during the 1940’s, will forever ring hollow.

Therefore, an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza is urgently required. No good will come, either for Palestinians or for Israelis, from a continuation of this conflict. Additionally, steps must be taken toward the implementation of a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine. A solid basis for this already exists in United Nations Resolution 242, adopted November 22, 1967, which calls for the return to the pre-1967 borders. Without these basic steps, this war threatens to not only annihilate the people of Gaza, but to engulf the entire region in war—a situation which could rapidly become a nuclear World War III.

At the same time, it is critical that the nations of the region, along with others around the world, devise a positive programmatic alternative for the entire Southwest Asia region. For the past century and more, the region called the Middle East has been a geopolitical playground, maintained in a state of perpetual conflict as a bomb whose fuse can be lit at any time.

Lyndon LaRouche proposed an “Oasis Plan” for the peaceful development of the region as a whole, which outlines an approach for its infrastructural development, starting with water and energy. This concept of a lasting peace, based on development as a bulwark against geopolitical manipulations by outside powers, is the critical element of hope that is required to sustain a peace for the long-term.

The materials on this page are designed to provide you the tools to organize for and help foster a lasting solution for peace in the Middle East.

Lyndon LaRouche in 1978

Lyndon LaRouche in 1978


Pamphlet: Peace Through Development for Palestine and Israel

The report below provides crucial material for a fuller understanding of the LaRouche Oasis Plan for Southwest Asia.

It includes a number of original speeches and remarks from Lyndon LaRouche on this subject, in which he places the emphasis for this region's problems in its proper context: The ongoing geopolitical manipulation of the region. As LaRouche said in a speech in 2009:

One of the reasons we have a problem with the Middle East is we keep talking about a "Middle East policy." Instead of talking about a conflict in the so-called Middle East, we should talk about the Middle East in a conflict, and that conflict is largely global, especially within the context of nearby European and related civilization.

Another crucial element of this report is Helga Zepp-LaRouche's Ten Principles of a New Security and Development Architecture.

Study this report, and feel free to download and print copies for mass-distribution.

Oasis Plan Pamphlet
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