All views are appreciated here, but too often threads get hijacked by extremists, they don't stay on point, or they are flooded with way too many participants and they spin out into insults and nothingness. I would like to perform an experiment on this board with a few of the regular forum members, a sort of "think tank" within the context of the larger board. I would like to have two people representing the Palestinian position, two people representing the Israeli position, and another four representing the EU and US. Ideally, it would be a locked thread, available only to those participating. I've seen this done on another board, so I know it's possible, but I don't know what the capabilities of this board are. We can have general nominations for the various players, and then either Newsguy, or myself (since I came up with the idea) will pick the participants. Anyone who agrees, has to agree to fulfill the role with some degree of ernest, and if they fail to participate, then we can replace them.
What do people think?