USAID funding request by Yani "Jews Suck" Haigh, former Bush counterterrorism envoy to the OSCE Kamal Nawash, and Rafi Gassel

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This is the authentic text of the USAID funding application originally found on Haigh's "imagonullius" server. Since becoming aware that the URL of the application was revealed to me, he replaced this file with a file containing various insults and a likely spurious virus threat.

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<p>USAID/WBG FY 2012 CMM APS</p> <p>Project title: The Path to a Shared FutureApplicant organization: Free Muslims Coalition Against Terrorism 1050 17th St., NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036 Total amount of USAID funds requested: $995,500 (USD) Period of program: 24 months Geographic area of implementation: Israel and Palestine West Bank and Gaza Brief description of program: This program seeks to identify the key needs and values of the population of Israel-Palestine, construct agreed plans, test these plans and promote their implementation though the political process by engaging the population at the local and international level to pressure the Israeli government to hold a referendum on the future of Israel-Palestine.</p> <p>Contact person regarding this application: Name: Kamal Nawash Email: President@freemuslims.org Telephone: 202-776-7190 DUNS Number: 362809894</p> <p>ContentsContents .................................................................................................................................................. 2 Background ............................................................................................................................................. 3 Project Proposal The Path to a Shared Future ..................................................................................... 4 Israeli and Palestinian Teams .......................................................................................................... 5 Conferences .................................................................................................................................... 5 Written Proposals ........................................................................................................................... 5 Community Consultation ................................................................................................................ 6 On the Web and Project Naming .................................................................................................... 6 Actions to Create Change................................................................................................................ 6 Timetable ........................................................................................................................................ 7 Performance Measurement ............................................................................................................ 7 Summary ......................................................................................................................................... 7 Notes ............................................................................................................................................... 8 Key Profiles.......................................................................................................................................... 9 Management Structure..................................................................................................................... 11 Budget Spreadsheet .......................................................................................................................... 12 Budget Narrative ............................................................................................................................... 13 Appendix 1 Technology ..................................................................................................................... 14 Appendix 2 The Best Plans Project .................................................................................................... 14 Appendix 3 Additional Member Profiles........................................................................................... 15</p> <p>Page |2</p> <p>BackgroundThe Free Muslims Coalition (FMC) is a not for profit 501(C)3 organization that is located in Washington DC. In 2005 FMC created a Taskforce on Israel-Palestine which initiated a program to reach a peaceful solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. The Taskforce attempted to ascertain the minimum requirements that the majority of Israelis and Palestinians would need to reach a peace agreement. The program was termed The Path to a Shared Future. The program differed from other peace efforts in that it did not presume a particular solution, whether a Two-State, One-State or any other solution. Instead, the participants were asked many questions including the minimum rights that one would be required to accept a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Another question dealt with the freedom of movement, labor and access that one would require to Israel-Palestine. Another question dealt with minimum security guaranties that one would require. Over a period of five years, several hundred people were interviewed and based on the results of the interviews a narrowly tailored solution was designed that fit the minimum requirements the majority of the participants. In 2011, the Free Muslims Coalition partnered with the Gershon Baskin of the Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information and Felix Dane of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Doron Tzur of the Task Force on Israel-Palestine to produce a historic workshop and conference in Jerusalem called The Best Plans Project. That event was historic because it was the first known conference to bring together liberals, conservatives, secularists, and religious; Jews, Muslims, Christians; men and women to find the best plans for a peaceful long term solution to the Israeli - Palestinian Conflict. During the conference, Free Muslims Coalition wore two hats, one within the projects activities organizing conference activities where authors presented plans which were voted on by a diverse audience of Israelis and Palestinians. The second hat was that of a presenter where the Free Muslims presented a plan that was produced based on the feedback from The Path to a Shared Future program. During the same period, the Free Muslims organized three additional events in Bait Jala, Tele Aviv and Ariel University which is located in one of the largest Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Each of the above events was historic in that it brought together unimaginable groups of people in one auditorium to seek a peaceful solution. The most notable event was the one that was organized at Ariel settlement in which the Free Muslims arranged for three dozen Palestinians from the West Bank to travel to Ariel for the above mentioned conference. Some of the News coverage from the events may be found at the following locations:</p> <p>http://www.jpost.com/VideoArticles/Video/Article.aspx?id=251386 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/151200 http://www.indynewsisrael.com/jews-palestinians-hold-alternative-conference-in-ariel http://www.alhayat-j.com/newsite/details.php?opt=3&amp;id=154775&amp;cid=2421</p> <p>Page |3</p> <p>Project Proposal The Path to a Shared FutureThe current proposal seeks to incorporate the lessons from the past programs to create nationswide programs that seek the involvement of people who are representative of all segments of Israeli and Palestinian communities. The goal is to find a peaceful solution that may be accepted by the majority of Palestinians and Israelis. This proposal involves the selection of two teams of Palestinians and Israelis who are representative of the various ideologies, views and schools of thought that are found in Palestinian and Israeli societies. The two teams, made up of approximately six individuals each, will be required to attend organized workshops and seminars throughout Palestine and Israel to engage Israelis and Palestinians who are representative of the general populations about the minimum contacts, rights and access that they would require to accept a political solution. The seminars will not presume a particular solution such as two-state or one-state solution. The actual proposed solution or solutions will be attempted at the end of the process after the Israeli and Palestinian teams become exposed to the wishes of population and share their findings in the structured reporting process. For example, if the majorities on both sides do not want to have anything to do with each other or the others territory, then perhaps a solution based on the two-state solution will be best. However, if the majorities want to travel and work freely between Israel and Palestine or have the right to live anywhere between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea then perhaps a solution would need to resemble a European Union type of arrangement, a federation, confederation or a solution based on a shared future rather than total separation. The idea here is that the solution is decided by the masses rather than a select number of negotiators. It is a process where decision making begins at the bottom and moves up the hierarchy rather than begin at the top and moves down to the masses. The Free Muslims seeks to organize conferences throughout Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. Where possible the audiences will be made up of Israelis and Palestinians that are representative of the general populations. Consequently, some of the conferences in Palestine will be held in area C but other conferences will be held in areas within the exclusive control of the Palestinian authority. When conferences are held in Israel, we will seek travel permits for Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza. When that is not possible then we will seek Palestinian participants from Jerusalem or Palestinian citizens of Israel. Each event will be broadcast live over the internet to ensure unprecedented levels of ease of involvement for those who are unable to attend in person. The scale of these events is likely to vary from small groups of 5-10 up to bigger audiences and formats more akin to conferences. Experiences from conferences in The Best Plans Project indicate that the difficulties of acquiring permits and the overall drama involved in travel for Palestinians requires that the organization needs to go to where people live as opposed to expecting a high level of predicable attendance from Palestinians who are required to endure multiple checkpoints using permits that are only made available the day before. The makeup and location of the conferences and workshops will be influenced by the political situation on the ground. The political situation includes the security of the participants and policies such as the anti-normalization movement.</p> <p>Page |4</p> <p>Israeli and Palestinian Teams As mentioned above, there will be two teams of Israelis and Palestinians who are respected members of Israeli and Palestinian societies. These teams will be linked in communication and the responsibility for this linkage will be Kamal Nawash who has proved in previous events to be able to provide the dynamic personality and good judgment required to maintain harmonious relationships between discordant groups. (It is important here to recognize the unique skill set Nawash has that is derived from many years of practice in law and in the necessary negations skills that are involved in the practice of law.) The purpose of the two teams is to determine the minimum requirements of the majority of Israelis and Palestinians and then produce a solution or solutions based on the minimum requirements of the majorities. While the two teams will be representative of the respective populations, the selection process will require articulate speakers and writers with academic credentials who are able to report without adding, subtracting or reframing discussion content. All possible effort will be made to ensure the representatives are as close as possible to gender balanced, positive discrimination will be applied to minority groups and those who are disabled. It is necessary for two teams to be organized independently in order to access the whole domain of the political landscape however internally they will collaborate and share resources. The two teams must work independently to avoid the consequences of the lack of freedom of movement for Palestinians and to avoid the antinormalization concerns in which Palestinians are discouraged from working closely with Israelis. In situations where the two teams are unable to attend conferences together, they will be able to attend electronically via video conference and be able to ask questions either directly or through a member of the other team. Importantly the teams will be locked down together in a conducive environment (like the Dead Sea Resort) for a period of no less than 5 days before any conferences for a series of workshops on using technology, deal with objections, managing public discourse and workshop the conference process and the content. This is a team building, content design and strategy event. Conferences This proposal envisions ten initial conferences, five in Israel and five in Palestine, in order to capture the views of audiences that represent the diversity of both populations. The conferences will target the various sub-populations that include liberals, conservatives, religious, settlers, nationalist and women only conferences for women who prefer to be separated from men. There will be a director to organize and manage conferences in Israel and a director to organize and manage conferences in Palestine. There will also be a general director who is able to travel between both communities. The general director shall facilitate coordination between the two groups and make certain that there is consistency between the efforts of both groups. Written Proposals After the initial conferences are complete, the two teams will be required to submit individual or joint proposals for peaceful solutions based on the feedback that was learned from the conferences.</p> <p>Page |5</p> <p>Each team will be asked to try to reach an agreement on a proposed solution for the Palestinian Israel conflict. However, individual group members may submit their own proposal if they do not agree with a proposal by one or more group members. Community Consultation The teams will then be required to submit their various proposals to representative audiences in Israel and Palestine. The proposal envisions six additional conferences with three in Israel and three in Palestine to test the proposals on representative audiences. The audiences will be encouraged to give their feedback on the respective proposals. Following the conferences and the feedback from the audiences, the teams will be required to reevaluate their proposals and determine whether the proposals may require amendments or improvements. On the Web and Project Naming The project will be run under the name The Path to a Shared Future and will be branded and logotyped to reflect this naming. Within a month of the commencement of the project it will have a web presence. The experience gained in The Best Plans Project indicate that people are capable of using English as the working language with translation...</p>