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One More Chance

One More Chance

A mixture of sweet, sour and smokey, you won't need to give this "one more chance," you'll be hooked immediately. Serve this up in the summer or fall, with a diverse mixture of ingredients, this cocktail is good in any weather.


  • 1 1/4 Ounce George Dickel Rye
  • 1/4 Ounce Gran Classico Bitters
  • 1/2 Ounce Grade B maple syrup
  • 3/4 Ounces lemon juice
  • 1 orange half wheel


Shake and serve in a glass

Nutritional Facts


Calories Per Serving239

Folate equivalent (total)57µg14%

Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg19.1%

How do I get Once More and Second Chance?

Well, Here is a URL full of command recipes and @ the top is an ability chart. use the right commnds w/ the right crystals and BOOM! You will have them both!

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Second Chance = Blizarra + Blizzara + Pulsing Crystal
Once More = Fira + Fira + Wellspring Crystal

BUT none of those two melding commands worked, i couldnt use the commands twice, and i have many multiples of both.
Why cant i make them melds work?

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Also, it depends on the character. Aqua CAN meld Blizzaga and Blizzaga to make a stronger spell.

Type in "PSP Birth by Sleep Melds" and look for one that has like four pages worth (stupid gamefaqs won't allow hyperlinks).

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Anything that is Type B and Type J recipe. It will result in Creating Once More. You'll find the rest on this link:

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Directed by Nick Brandt, Jackson had been shooting the music video late into the night of November 17, 2003 at CMX Studios in Las Vegas, Nevada, [1] but production was stopped following a raid on the Neverland Ranch by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office in relation to allegations of child sex abuse by Jackson. The music video was directed by Nicholas Brandt. The single was instead promoted using a montage video of highlights from Jackson's career. [4] [5] [6]

On October 13, 2010, the official website of Michael Jackson announced that the music video would be finished with what footage they had available, and was released in a deluxe DVD box set Michael Jackson's Vision on November 22, 2010. [7] A rough two-minute cut of the video leaked online on November 15, 2010. On November 19, 2010, the full length of the video premiered on Jackson's official website. As with the song being the last brand new single released during his lifetime, the music video is also Jackson's last music video and the first with new footage to be released posthumously. The video begins with a group of people walking onto a stage. The curtain opens to reveal a cafe that Jackson starts dancing in with the group of people watching, revealing they were what brought him the same joy visa-versa.

One More Chance for Justice at the IRS

Paul Ryan on Thursday sent his first official letter to Loretta Lynch, the new U.S. attorney general. With luck, Ms. Lynch will take a few moments out of her international soccer crackdown to give it a glance.

Signed by every Republican member of the House Ways and Means Committee, which Mr. Ryan heads, the letter is a forceful request that Ms. Lynch channel just a smidgen of her famed prosecutorial skill into the largest abuse of government power in decades: the IRS targeting scandal. It’s now been two full years since a little-known IRS bureaucrat named Lois Lerner admitted that her agency systematically collected the names of conservative groups, harassed them, and denied their right to participate in elections. It’s been two full years since the Justice Department opened an investigation. And it’s been two full years of crickets.

While Ms. Lynch was this week orchestrating a dramatic dawn raid and the arrest of seven international soccer officials, the IRS’s offices continued to operate as if nothing ever happened. Two years ago, in the days following the targeting revelations, the administration sacked Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller only because it had to. Ms. Lerner, who had led the exempt organizations division, was allowed to retire with full pension benefits. Holly Paz, her effective deputy, was put on administrative leave. Everyone else is still at their desks. Not a single official—there or gone—has faced prosecution.

The Ryan letter asks Ms. Lynch to finally answer his committee’s 2014 referral of Ms. Lerner to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution. That referral has been largely lost to time and other headlines. Most of the focus last year was on the House’s decision to issue a contempt citation against Ms. Lerner, for improperly asserting her Fifth Amendment rights and refusing to answer its questions about her time at the IRS. In March of this year, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald Machen, who has since resigned, informed Speaker John Boehner that he was refusing to bring that contempt citation before a grand jury.

That’s a pity. Note, though, that the citation dealt only with Ms. Lerner’s after-the-fact behavior in front of Congress. Investigators have also compiled compelling evidence that she may have broken the law while overseeing the targeting of conservative groups. Nearly a month before Mr. Boehner sent out the citation, the Ways and Means Committee (then under Rep. Dave Camp) sent a letter to Justice making the case that Ms. Lerner should be criminally prosecuted for her time at the IRS. The Justice Department has never responded to that letter.


In 1978, the quarterback Fred Besana was released by the Buffalo Bills five days before the team's first regular-season game. During training camp in 1979, Besana was released by the Giants.

''When you get cut once, you can rationalize it and say, 'Maybe I wasn't properly evaluated,' '' said Besana. 'ɻut when it happens twice, now it's time to step back. It's time to look in the mirror. Maybe it's time to get on with life. I really wanted to play for a Ray Perkins kind of offense. Truthfully, I didn't play that well for the Giants. So instead of shooting for the moon, maybe it's time just to go for the ozone.''

So Besana settled for the ''ozone'' in the form of the Twin City Cougars, a semi-pro football team from Marysville, Calif. For three years, Besana was a star with no illusions. But things changed for him with the beginning of the United States Football League, where he has become a starter for the Oakland Invaders. On Saturday night, he picked apart the New Jersey Generals, passing for three touchdowns and 243 yards in a 34-21 Oakland victory.

''I had no aspirations,'' Besana said, recalling the life of a semi-pro player. ''It was just for fun.'' League's Top-Rated Quarterback

Besana said he did not want to be '⟊mp fodder'' in the N.F.L. So when N.F.L. teams asked him to come to their camps in 1980 and 1981, Besana quietly said no thanks. After becoming a beer distributor and an insurance executive in Northern California, he got an offer from the Invaders.

''The team was close to home,'' Besana said. ''I had known John Ralston since college. It was a new league. I would get a chance to play. But I was still reluctant. I didn't sign a contract until I got to training camp in Arizona.''

Any doubts that Ralston, the team's coach and general manager, or his new teammates might have had about Besana were quickly erased. ''The first time I saw him throw a pass, I said to myself, 'Where did this guy cgme from?' '' said the Invader running back Arthur Whittington. ''I can't believe we got so lucky.''

Besana slowly began to impress more than just his teammates. He is now the top-rated quarterback in the league. After 14 games, Besana has thrown for 3,407 yards and 19 touchdowns. He has completed 62 percent of his passes, and the Invaders are leading the Pacific Division with a 7-7 mark. 'More Durable Than Stabler'

''Getting Fred was the best thing to ever happen to us,'' said Raymond Chester, the Invaders' tight end who had played for the N.F.L.'s Raiders. '➾sana can be as good as anybody I've ever played with.''

Chester was reminded that he played with such quarterbacks as Ken Stabler and Jim Plunkett. ''His coolness, his happy go-lucky nature reminds me of Snake,'' Chester said, referring to Stabler. 'ɺnd he's more durable than Stabler. It was a tremendous oversight for this guy not to be playing in the N.F.L.''

Besana, who is 29 years old, didn't enter the Invader camp with any expectations. Ralston told him that he would be the Invaders' No.1 quarterback unless the team was able to sign John Elway, the heralded Stanford quarterback. Besana recalls, ''I thought to myself, 'Oh what a fitting way to end my career.' ''

Vikings' disappointing specialists get one more chance to rebound before opener

Mike Priefer is a veteran special teams coach in his eighth season with the Vikings, and he’s nearing the end of perhaps his most challenging preseason in Minnesota.

Kicker Daniel Carlson , punter Ryan Quigley and the Vikings reserves on punt and kickoff coverage didn’t play well last week against the Seahawks. Younger players generally have played better at this point in the preseason, Priefer said, leading him to putting the onus on himself to coach better while also sending a message to his specialists ahead of Thursday night’s exhibition finale in Tennessee.

“For them, it’s the Super Bowl,” Priefer said Monday. “They have to go out and play hard, play to the best of their ability and prepare themselves for Week 1 or they’re going to be somewhere else — talking about the other special teams guys. They could be somewhere else or not in the NFL at all.”

About two weeks before the Sept. 9 opener against San Francisco, Priefer sat down this weekend with Quigley to review last season’s game film “to see what he was successful at” regarding directional punts. Priefer estimated only one of Quigley’s five punts was good against the Seahawks. Of greater concern is Carlson, the rookie kicker who missed two 42-yard field-goal attempts and, according to Priefer, had just one good kickoff out of three during his first game after winning the job over veteran Kai Forbath .

“Good kickers in the National Football League don’t miss two in a row, they don’t,” Priefer said. “The good ones are going to miss one, straighten it out and make the next 10. That’s what a good NFL kicker does, and that’s what he’s got to figure out. I’m going to help him in that regard.”

Jones aided by Shurmur’s offense

Giants coach Pat Shurmur called Mike Zimmer on Sunday night after the Vikings traded for center Brett Jones . The conversation was Zimmer’s first dive into his latest newly acquired lineman.

Jones took some second-team snaps at center during Monday’s practice, and his immersion has been expedited by the fact that he comes from Shurmur’s Giants offense, which has elements of what the Vikings continue to run in Minnesota. Jones will play Thursday against the Titans.

“That was one of the things coach Shurmur told me is that the offense would be pretty similar,” Jones said. “Definitely there’s a lot of similarities. It’s been a good transition so far for me to catch onto the plays, the words and things like that.”

Waynes not practicing

Cornerback Trae Waynes , who isn’t expected to play anyway in Thursday’s preseason finale, was the latest Vikings player to miss practice Monday. He was not spotted on the field. The Vikings were down to six healthy corners at practice as Mackensie Alexander (ankle), Mike Hughes (undisclosed) and Marcus Sherels (hamstring) watched practice from the sideline.

Also held out Monday were receivers Tavarres King , Chad Beebe and Stacy Coley , safety Jack Tocho , linebacker Devante Downs and offensive lineman Josh Andrews .

• Guard Danny Isidora continued to take 11-on-11 reps at center Monday, indicating the Vikings could play him at center against the Titans on Thursday. They’re down to three healthy centers, including two — Jones and J.P. Quinn — who joined the team in the past five weeks.

• Cornerback Holton Hill , a rookie undrafted addition, got some first-team reps with four cornerbacks sidelined Monday. “He’s still a ways away,” Zimmer said. “But he’s got a lot of good attributes.”

• The Vikings waived center Jacob Judd on Monday, less than a week after signing the former Western Illinois player for depth.

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Missouri House refuses to fund voter-approved Medicaid expansion Senate could still fund the measure

Missouri House redirects money meant for Medicaid expansion

“It worries me, I don’t want judges to legislate from the bench, I want to be able to have control of what happens, I want to be able to have an understanding of what the long game is,” Sen. Karla Eslinger (R-Wasola) said. “I admittedly oppose Medicaid expansion, but I don’t think that’s the question before us.”

Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer (R-Parkville) is a lawyer that sits on the committee who argued the courts have no say in how money is spent.

“Those of you who are thinking about voting a certain way because of how you fear the Supreme Court, a non-policy making body, a non-elected body, a body that is not subject to the will of the people, that is not the role that we play,” Luetkemeyer said.

The 14-member, bi-partisan committee voted in a tie on if Medicaid expansion should be in the state budget. Three Republicans joined the four democrats in a “yes” vote.

Since the vote ended in a tie, Hegeman said the proposal was defeated.

“Why are we afraid to let the taxpayers’ federal dollars, that they paid every time they get a check, they are paying federal dollars, and their federal dollars should come back home and work for them and not go to some other state,” May said.

Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) said the entire Medicaid system needs reform and the state should not give the program any more money until then.

“By allowing a program to persist in a manner that is so wasteful and so poorly run without any single attempt of reform that I have seen in the five years I have been in this chamber is not only incredibly irresponsible, but could go down as the turning point disastrous, fiscal decisions made by this general assembly for the history of the state,” Eigel said.

On Thursday Parson said it’s a waiting game to see what the full Senate does.

“I’m not sure what the game plan will be, we are talking through scenarios now if it doesn’t pass what can we do and what obligations do we do, what is it going to look like in the courtroom,” Parson said. “I said all along I didn’t support the expansion when it was out there, but I don’t have the opportunity to just represent a district anymore like when I was in the Senate or House, my job is to represent the entire state right now and the majority of people voted for it and that’s why I put it in my budget.”

Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) said he knew it was ultimately going to be decided in court.

“It was going to go to court either way,” Rowden said. “We put the money in, folks on the right were going to sue and vice versa. I don’t think the court has the power to tell us to move money from point A to point B, but I do think the court has the power to tell us what the constitution already tells us.”

Senate Minority Floor Leder John Rizzo (D-Kansas City) said his caucus is prepared to filibuster and debate on the floor next week to put funding for expansion back into the budget.

“I do intend for the people in my caucus to make their points and their feelings known,” Rizzo said. “They didn’t do what the will of the voters want to do, but more importantly, they threw their own governor under the bus. I mean he put Medicaid expansion in the budget.”

If the Senate adds the funding for expansion back into the budget, Senators will have to go to conference with the House. Lawmakers must have a budget to Parson by May 7.

Expansion goes into effect July 1 and anyone that makes less than $18,000 a year is eligible. An estimation of 275,000 Missourians will be added to the program.


Directed by Nick Brandt, Jackson had been shooting the music video late into the night of November 17, 2003 at CMX Studios in Las Vegas, Nevada, [1] but production was stopped following a raid on the Neverland Ranch by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office in relation to allegations of child sex abuse by Jackson. The music video was directed by Nicholas Brandt. The single was instead promoted using a montage video of highlights from Jackson's career. [4] [5] [6]

On October 13, 2010, the official website of Michael Jackson announced that the music video would be finished with what footage they had available, and was released in a deluxe DVD box set Michael Jackson's Vision on November 22, 2010. [7] A rough two-minute cut of the video leaked online on November 15, 2010. On November 19, 2010, the full length of the video premiered on Jackson's official website. As with the song being the last brand new single released during his lifetime, the music video is also Jackson's last music video and the first with new footage to be released posthumously. The video begins with a group of people walking onto a stage. The curtain opens to reveal a cafe that Jackson starts dancing in with the group of people watching, revealing they were what brought him the same joy visa-versa.

College sweethearts Popoy (John Lloyd Cruz) and Basha (Bea Alonzo) are a longtime couple working for the same construction firm. After five years together, Basha starts to feel smothered by domineering and controlling Popoy who frequently makes decisions for both of them. Popoy's nagging and overbearing attitude eventually takes a toll on Basha, and she decides to break up with him. She also resigns from the firm where they both work, he as an engineer and she as an architect.

Popoy's friends try to help him move on, and he meets Trisha (Maja Salvador), a singer at a bar that Popoy and his friends frequent. He eventually spirals out of control, affecting his work and relationships with his friends. Meanwhile, Basha attempts to find herself after the breakup. She eventually meets another architect named Mark (Derek Ramsay) who offers her a job at their small firm. Accepting the offer, Basha begins to feel the professional and creative freedom she was denied in her previous work.

Things take a turn for the worse when Mark, as a friendly gesture, drives Basha to a dinner party with her friends after being MIA for nearly three months. Popoy misconstrues their relationship and thinks that Mark and Basha are a couple, which sets him off.

Some time after, both Popoy and Basha are in a better place. Popoy is now in a relationship with Trisha, while Basha continues to thrive in her career. Popoy's aunt Edith (Nanette Inventor) and her fiance Willie (Al Tantay) arrive home from the United States, intending to claim Popoy and Basha's promise to build their dream house together. This forces the two to work together on the house. They remain civil to each other, but their close proximity brings out some feelings in both.

Circumstances surrounding their common friends further lead Popoy and Basha to confront more hurt and anger regarding their breakup. When Basha delivers the final design plans of Nanay Edith and Tito Willie's house to Popoy's apartment, Basha apologizes for breaking Popoy's heart and they end up spending the night together.

At Mark's wedding, Basha tells him that she wished she could have prevented hurting Popoy. Mark tells her that breaking up was the right thing to do in the long run, that sometimes couples need to grow independently of each other because "it takes grownups to make relationships work."

Meanwhile, Trisha notices that Popoy has still not moved on from Basha. Popoy admits that while he loves Trisha, he also still loves Basha. They break up.

Popoy turns to his friends Krizzy (Dimples Romana) and Kenneth (James Blanco). They point out that the breakup (of Popoy and Basha) was also hard on Basha, not just on him. "She was the only one brave enough to face the truth that there is something wrong with your relationship," Krizzy says. Kenneth suggests that Popoy was hurt because he couldn't bear to give Basha what she needed. The couple make Popoy realize that Basha needed to take care of herself first. Popoy admits he never stopped loving Basha but wonders if love is enough.

Popoy and Basha meet at a bench at the university where they both went to college. Popoy tells Basha that he is headed to Qatar for a two-year work contract, something he turned down earlier when they were still together. Popoy reveals that Trisha broke up with him, and Basha apologizes. Popoy tells her it should be him apologizing to her for not giving her what she needed in the relationship. He says it is his turn to find himself, to find what he lost in his heartbreak. They part as friends.

Two years later, Basha is shown working at a building construction site. Popoy approaches her, and asks her out for coffee and dinner. Basha accepts.

Main cast Edit

Supporting cast Edit

    as Mark as Trisha as Bernice as Krizzy as Anj as Kenneth as Chinno as JP
  • Nanette Inventor as Nanay Edith as Tito Willie as Sir Bert as Helen as Elvie as Rose
  • Robert Woods as Francis
  • Gee Canlas as Cathy
Award-Giving Body Category Recipient Result
38th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards [2] Box-Office King John Lloyd Cruz Won
Box-Office Queen Bea Alonzo Won
Most Popular Film Director Cathy Garcia Molina Won
Most Popular Screenwriters Carmi Raymundo and Vanessa Valdez Won
5th ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role (Drama) John Lloyd Cruz Won
24th PMPC Star Awards for Movies Movie Director of the Year Cathy Garcia-Molina Won
Movie of the Year One More Chance Won
Movie Editor of the Year Marya Ignacio Won
Movie Cinematographer of the Year Manual Teehankee Won

Hailed by Filipino audiences as one of the most unforgettable Tagalog romantic movies of all time, the film has continued to be popular for its famous quotes and lines.

Because of this, a novel adaptation was released in June 2015. [3] Two months later, Star Cinema confirmed that a sequel to the film would be released. [4]

Its sequel is titled A Second Chance which focuses on Popoy and Basha as a married couple.

One more chance to shine for a slightly tarnished Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak will face his sternest test this week when he stands up in parliament to outline the latest post-coronavirus economic recovery plan. Billed as a major part of the government’s post-Dominic Cummings reboot, the spending review will set out the budget limits for departments across Whitehall over the next financial year.

More than that, the chancellor will be under pressure to show how the government’s “levelling-up” agenda to boost northern towns and cities will translate into actual projects, and what an infrastructure revolution means in practice.

But with the government’s health advisers concerned that an easing of lockdown rules at Christmas will bring further restrictions in the new year, the chancellor must somehow project confidence that his plans will boost jobs and help the economy grow again – and without setting limits that force him into another U-turn.

His last major appearance at the Commons dispatch box, on 5 November, was full of embarrassing climbdowns. Sunak ditched his “winter plan” and increased support for businesses, employees unable to work and self-employed workers, after it became clear that further Covid restrictions would end hopes of a V-shaped recovery.

In a major climbdown, Sunak said the Treasury would extend the furlough scheme to run for a full year by continuing to pay 80% of temporarily laid-off workers’ wages until 31 March. The chancellor also announced an expansion in funding for self-employed workers from November to January, in a speech that contrasted with his insistence in September that it was “fundamentally wrong to hold people in jobs that only exist inside the furlough”.

Sunak's changes to job protection schemes

Treasury officials say their boss needed to stay nimble while the path of the virus was uncertain, and that that is what he has done over the past eight months.

Another view can be found outside No 11 Downing Street, among business leaders, trade unions and thinktanks. They mostly praise the chancellor for recognising in March that 10 years of austerity had stripped the welfare state of most automatic support mechanisms and that the economy was therefore in need of unprecedented special measures to protect businesses and livelihoods. This praise has evaporated in the months after the first lockdown and now they have a common grievance – that the chancellor “fell behind the curve” during the summer.

Make UK, the main organisation representing British manufacturers, said that while businesses were generally supportive of No 11’s efforts, “the Treasury has not offered the kind of support for specific industries found in France and Germany, where carmakers and the aerospace industry have benefited”.

A spokesman added: “Businesses are telling us that they can’t see a plan, that the strategy is missing, that ministers tack this way and that without a rudder. And all they hear are platitudes.”

The Treasury has allowed many of the main proposals in this week’s spending review to leak out in the past few days, in particular the two cost-saving measures that Sunak plans to impose – both crowd pleasers for Tory backbenchers.

A pay freeze over the next year for all 4.5 million public sector workers, except doctors and nurses, and a cut in overseas aid will be announced, though these are expected to be the only cost-saving measures in a package otherwise focused on growth.

Suren Thiru, head of economics at the British Chambers of Commerce, says that is just as well, when “the whole project should be about injecting confidence and momentum into the economy”.

Sunak seemed much more sure-footed in spring and summer - here advertising his ‘eat out to help out’ scheme in August – than he has since. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/PA

There will be plenty of space given in the chancellor’s speech for the government’s levelling-up agenda, infrastructure spending and the creation of green jobs. But Torsten Bell, chief executive of the Resolution Foundation thinktank, reflects widespread frustration when he says there needs to be more meat on the bones.

“There will be huge amounts of money allocated to infrastructure, and especially research and development, which was championed by Dominic Cummings and signed off before he left.” said Bell. “But there will be a good deal of frustration if the detail is lacking.”

Caterina Brandmayr, head of climate policy at the thinktank Green Alliance, said the 10-point green industry package announced by the government last week lacked “the level of detail and scale of funding that would give a clue about how the government plans to achieve its aims”.

She hopes the chancellor will go some way to giving it some financial heft. “It is not only a matter of publishing strategies: it is also the scaling-up of funding that is needed,” she said.

The 10-year plan was billed as costing £12bn, with Downing Street saying £8bn of this was new – though Labour said it believed only £4bn was fresh funding.

A forecast for the public finances for the rest of the parliament and beyond by the Office for Budget Responsibility, the government’s independent forecaster, may explain why amplifying modest spending increases is the order of the day.

Could this be the idea that secures peace for Israelis and Palestinians?

“P eace for peace.” That’s how Benjamin Netanyahu described the Abraham Accords, the peace deals that Israel signed with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in September. No more “land for peace”, the paradigm that once governed diplomacy with the Palestinians.

From Netanyahu’s perspective, these deals were proof that he was right the whole time in claiming that the way to regional peace isn’t through the Palestinians. The US and Europe lost interest in the “Palestinian question” some time ago, and so did the Arab world, much of which decided it would rather align with Israel than support the Palestinians, who seemed more isolated and fragmented than ever. It’s no wonder so many people believed that Israel had won, and the Palestinian national struggle was over.

A little more than six months have passed since that bout of euphoria, and the Palestinian struggle is as alive as ever. From Damascus Gate to Sheikh Jarrah, from the Al-Aqsa Mosque to Gaza, from Lod to Haifa, Palestinians have made it clear to anyone who forgot or who had any doubts: we are here, throughout the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, we aren’t going anywhere, and we have a common identity and a shared history. The dispossession of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah in Jerusalem mirrors the dispossession of Palestinians citizens inside Israel. The Palestinian struggle is a single struggle, and he who doesn’t like it, as Yasser Arafat used to say, may drink the water of the Dead Sea.

The recent violence, especially the intercommunal violence in the “mixed cities”, where both Jews and Palestinians live inside Israel, have predictably strengthened the voices that claimed there’s no hope for Jews and Palestinians living together in this land. “The chilling effect of the Nakba on the Arab enemy has dissipated a bit,” Ronen Shoval, an ex-associate of Netanyahu’s, tweeted in reference to the Palestinian catastrophe of 1948, in which more than 700,000 Palestinians fled or were expelled from their home. “We broke coexistence,” boasted the Hamas leader Khaled Mashal.

These events have seeded confusion and despair even among those who believe there’s a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. For the last 30 years at least, the guiding paradigm has been separation between Israel and the Palestinians. Israeli Jews, especially, were sold this idea: two states, with us (the Jews) here, and them (the Palestinians), there, with a wall between us. Peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians have always been based on this premise.

But when Jews and Palestinians clash inside Israel in the streets of Lod and Acre, suddenly the notion of separation seems irrelevant. There’s no real way, barring ethnic cleansing, to separate Jews and Palestinians in these cities and throughout Israel. You can’t divide the city of Haifa in two, or the city of Nazareth. And if you widen the lens, you’ll see that this impossibility extends to the entire territory between river and sea. Palestinians and Jews live alongside one another throughout the entire territory. Unequally, but next to one another.

So if separation is impossible, does that mean there is no solution? Does that mean we’re heading toward one state, which in the “best” case will require dismantling the state of Israel, and in the worst and more likely case, mean apartheid and even worse?

Although they are two peoples with distinct national identities, Jews and Palestinians are geographically intertwined. Both peoples view the entire land as their homeland. For the Jews, that extends to Hebron in the West Bank as much as to Tel Aviv for the Palestinians, Jaffa as much as Ramallah.

Since neither group has any plans to leave, and since physical destruction or expulsion aren’t an option, the solution needs to be based on this fundamental understanding. What’s necessary isn’t separation, but equality and partnership individual and national equality between all of the residents of this land – through an end to the occupation, dispossession, and unequal privileges – and real partnership between these two groups.

My view, and that of my Palestinian and Jewish partners in the A Land for All movement, is that there’s a way to reach that equality and that partnership: through an Israeli-Palestinian confederation, entailing the following principles:

Two independent states, Israel and Palestine, along the 1967 borders.

A federated structure with shared institutions governing human rights, security, the economy and other issues of mutual interest.

Open borders and freedom of movement for the citizens of both states, who can live anywhere they’d like.

Jerusalem will be an open city, the capital of both states, overseen by a joint municipal government.

Restitution for all past wrongs, without creating new ones.

When we started out eight years ago, this idea seemed like a fantasy. Today, more and more Palestinians, Jews and others realize that the two-state solution is in crisis, and that we need to find an alternative that gives voice to the national aspirations of these two peoples on the one hand, and allows them to realize their connection to the land on the other.

A confederation wouldn’t be a panacea. It demands a lot of thought, education and consciousness raising. But the paradigm needs changing. Enough with the talk of separation. Partnership, on the basis of equality, is what’s needed. What’s happening now makes clear there’s no other way.

Meron Rapoport is an award-winning Israeli journalist and a co-founder and executive director of the A Land for All movement. He is an editor with the Israeli news site Local Call. You can read much of work in English in +972 Magazine

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