I tend to agree with the idea of the ODS. Let’s be careful not to totally discredit or demonize those who have alternative visions for the way forward. As said above, this is an ongoing dialogue.
I am reminded of the debates in both Rhodesia and South Africa in the years before both experienced their political transitions to a form of democracy. “Group rights” were considered for a while but rejected in the end for individual rights, as this article proposes. In both countries (Zimbabwe and South Africa) there was bloodshed in the transitions, but less than might have been if no compromises had been reached. In both cases the first few years went well but both deteriorated politically, with Zimbabwe still not returned to a democracy.
One last thought: is anyone thinking about the options of a confederation with Jordan, Lebanon and in time, Syria? The present borders are quite artificial. Perhaps a wider cooperation at least along economic lines , would benefit all? But it would be even more disconcerting for certain minorities, to be thrown in with all of the factions in these three countries.
Let the debate continue. There are many more options than only two.