At the crossroads to peace and war in the Middle East

Michael Oren offers insights on the rising tension and continuing hope:

Rarely have the lines in the Middle East’s sands been drawn so distinctly. Arrayed on one side is the peace-seeking camp that opposes militant extremism and favors direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians. On the other are the organizations, many of them surrogates for Iran, that work to undermine moderate governments and violently impede any effort for peace.

Recent events have revealed the dimensions of this divide. On the same day last month that the Arab League authorized Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to move from proximity talks to direct negotiations with the Israeli government, Hamas terrorists in Gaza fired a Grad rocket at the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon. This week, as the Obama administration joined with Egyptian and Jordanian leaders in urging Abbas to act on the Arab League’s instruction, terrorists launched rockets from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula into Jordan and Israel.


Author: David Kuner | August 6, 2010
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  • dana
    August 14, 2010
    3:26 pm
     

    We must all pray for Peace and for Israel’s safety and security.It is necessary to protect Israel at all costs.All of us have a vested interest in supporting Israel financially and spiritually.

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  • Kevan
    August 10, 2010
    8:00 am
     

    I’m glad that the people of Israel, and hopefully the leadership also that they are in a real catch 22. Because everytime any attempts are made at advancing the treaty, enemies aka; terrorists from the other side will always attack. Even though I realize that there are people on both sides who truly do want genuine peace, there is still the two front war that continues the assault.

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  • ernie
    August 9, 2010
    12:54 pm
     

    I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT YOU WILL HAVE THE PEACE THAT YOU STRIVE FOR UNTIL THE MESSIAH RETURNS.I LOOK FORWARD TO THE DAY THAT THOSE WHO HURT YOU WILL WISH THEY DIDN’T. GOD BLESS YOUR EFFORTS.

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  • Beth
    August 7, 2010
    6:18 am
     

    Get rid of the Iranian threat; that is the major roadblock to peace. A-Jad & his crazy clerics must be deposed.

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  • Laurie
    August 6, 2010
    9:53 pm
     

    They had better watch out since these are God’s “chosen” people.

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  • Glenda
    August 6, 2010
    3:43 pm
     

    May G_D continue to Bless you Israel. My love and hope for you continues every day, I pray for Shalom Peace. My heart is with you always.

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