Akkan opinion on the Israel-Palestine conflict
Located itself within the Israeli state, political parties in Acre are expected to take a stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict. Opinions are very diverse, ranging from a no-state to a three-state solution.
The Liberal Union and the Communist Party of Acre both support a one-state solution. The former supports a confederal approach based on the experience of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Most domestic affairs would be handled by separate legislatures and legal systems, with both the Israeli and Palestinian governments capable of raising taxes, passing laws and managing public services. Internal security would also be divided, but external security and intelligence would be handled by a single authority, and the state would send a single delegation to entities like the United Nations. The Liberal Union suggests that this is the only way to guarantee security, the interests of Israeli settlements, and to maintain easy access for Israelis and Palestinians to important holy sites and places of work. Some members support the creation of a third separate governmental system for Gaza, and even potentially a fourth for Acre itself.
In contrast, the Community Party's proposal would involve the creation of a single-party communist state ran by the party on behalf of the proletariat. The party rejects any proposal for separate institutions within this state, with the Politburo emphasising the commonality of Israeli and Arab workers' interests.
The Conservative Party supports a two-state solution involving the annexation of land between the Green Line and the Israeli West Bank barrier, East Jerusalem and most major Israeli settlements. The party suggests Israel return the Golan Heights to Syria in order to court Arab support for a peace deal, and has also suggested a willingness to disestablish most Israeli settlements located far from the Israel-West Bank border. They also suggest Israel could lift the Siege of Gaza so long as Hamas recognises Israel and disarms. In this proposal, Acre would be reintegrated into Israel as a devolved region. Disagreement within the party is generally between various forms of the two-state solution.
The Labor Zionist Party's proposal is conceptually similar to the Conservatives, involving the annexation of East Jerusalem and most major settlements alongside the demilitarisation of the Gaza Strip. The party also endorses a cooperative security arrangement with Palestine, wherein Israeli defence forces retain a presence in Palestine to tackle terrorism and guarantee settlers' access to Israel proper.
The two-state solution endorsed by the Arab Peace & Equality Party involves more concessions to Palestine. East Jerusalem and a select number of large settlements close to the border would be annexed by Israel, while the remaining settlements would be returned to Palestine. Palestinians would receive access to Jerusalem in return for a limited Israeli security presence within the West Bank, and a separated road or tunnel would be created to link up the West Bank and Gaza. Acre would remain part of Israel as a devolved entity.
The People's Democratic Union is the only Akkan political party to officially endorse a three-state solution, which would involve Acre becoming an independent state alongside a separate Palestinian state using the 1967 borders; most political parties by contrast seek to create an autonomous devolved region within an Israeli state. Many within the PDU envisage some sort of confederation or alliance with an independent Palestinian state, and some go further, advocating for full integration within an independent Palestine, making them advocates for a two-state solution, though a rather unique one. Most PDU officials however dismiss this as infeasible given Acre's large Israeli population.
The Movement for the Homeland opposes the creation of an independent Palestinian state, instead suggesting that Egypt should take responsibility for Gaza and Palestinians living in the West Bank should be given Jordanian citizenship. Israel would continue to manage the security affairs of the West Bank and would annex all Israeli settlements, while Arab settlements like Hebron would operate as autonomous municipalities of Jordan. The Movement argues that any independent Palestinian state would constitute a security threat to Israel, necessitating a continued presence in the West Bank.