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Precursors to Peace Twixst Palestine and Israel.

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Submitted by Frank K. Hoover (United States), Mar 1, 2007 at 18:19

The Road Map is still relevant, but only in the long run.

I think the desired peace between Palestine and Israel will not be attained and sustainable for thirty years or more.

First the people of the Middle East, especially in Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt must overwhelmingy agree to Israel's right to be a nation and are willing to defend that right. This cannot happen until the Muslim nations have a change of heart concerning living and associating with non-Muslims; this may well take 25 years or so. Then they must decide to no longer teach their children hate and violence for non-muslims in their schools. Finally we must wait another decade or so for those teachings to die out.

Prosects are dim. We should soon direct our thinking to how to accelerate this process and/or what we should do to assure that the process to peace actually runs to completion.

Perhaps the increasing presence and use of weapons of mass destruction will spur us all to the difficult changes of heart needed to move us more rapidly to an end to World War IV.

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