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Submitted by Amitabh Tripathi (India), Sep 24, 2009 at 03:20

I am totally in agreement with what Dr Daniel Pipes has analysed. I have talked on this matter with few of my Israeli diplomats who disclosed that some efforts is going on behind the screen for an agreement between Israel and Arab countries in which Arab countries will give the guarantee of peace for Israel with few concessions from their side at the same time Israel will stall its settlement work in west bank to pave the way for Palestinian state.

However I personally don't think that this solution would last long because Amerrica as well as Israel has in their mind that Arab states use the problem of Israel and Palestine for their political purpose and once few Arab states will be held accountable for peace with Israel they will not be more free to use the policy of propaganda and conspiracy theory to make Israel responsible for their every homegrown problems and crisis.

My suspicion has few valid reasons, first the entire dilpomatic approach everywhere in the world did not consider religion and culture as part of any problem and due to this romanticism it has been presumed that economy and wealth is going to solve the every problem. Since the evolution of modern world and various political institution secularism has been presumed as an alternate to theocracy but if we see the world history and modern Europe how many times European world has compromised with its Christian identity or Islamic world has followed the principles of secularism. Actually secularism has played the role of a buffer to avoid the debate and solve the problems of religious diversity.

Israel-Palestine conflict has various components and religious and cultural is very much integral part of this problem. If you do a survey among the Muslims around the world Muslims will say that Israel is in illegal possession of our Al aqsa mosque and for that reason terrorism against this country and Jews are valid. Other thing which new generation of Muslims don't hesitate to say that their Quran itself has predicted and sanctioned the killing of Jews.

I endorse the analysis of Dr Daniel Pipes that president Obama would be able to get some breakthrough on this matter because most of Israelis want peace at any cost and most of them don't care at which cost it is achieved. But it will be like buying the peace for which next generations have to pay.

I have been repeatedly saying for few years that Islamist movement of Osama Bin laden has given a new dimension and dynamism to Muslims around the world and flow of inromation has made them more equipped with theory of atrocity on Muslims. One decade ago Muslims in south Asia were not much concerned about Israel becuase most of them don't have access to information on this issue and they were dependent on the friday sermons but now most of them talk in the languase of Arab and Palestinian.

Diplomacy has always been a delicate job to handle but now time has come to solve the problems in totality and see the problems in Economic, Military, strategic and religious prism as well. Today who knows that if Arab nations give the concessions to Israel then a new wave of Islamist movement arise there with global approach and in Middle East destablised in decades to come. Specailly when president of US in not fighting to Islamists but with few individuals and groups. In Afghanistan he is eyeing for moderate Talibans and tomorrow he will indulged in searching moderate among muslim brotherhood, hamas, Islamic jihad and various Arab radical Islamic groups. Barak Obama is fighting against Al queda not against ideology and the whole Islamic world has realised that it is time to walk away from Al queda to new tactics.

Islamists has seen that terrorism pays and democratic nations succumbs to this pressure very easily and they are not going to stop till East Jerusalem come in their control.


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