Peace hinges on justice to the Palestinians and security to the Israelis. A durable peace comes when neither is compromised.
Our foreign policy and the policy of Arab nations is the real villain in the conflict. Instead of egging each party to the conflict and causing them to dig in their bloody heels, we need to tell them to stop the non-sense and get to the table.
We, the Americans, and them the Arabs must withdraw all the support to both nations, until they sit down and show the progress. No support without results. We have caused the conflict to prolong, and we bear the responsibility to find solutions.
The bullshit theory of supporting the allies has ruined both people, we are screwing Israelis, instead of finding sustainable security for them, we are causing them to prolong the conflict, the Arab nations are doing the same. We can be heroes, by tying our support to progress. If Israel or Palestine does not show their ability to dialogue, we have a right to demand them to sit down and find solutions, for their own good.
I hope Obama understands this, and takes the necessary action. Everyone wants peace but we don’t do the things that take us there.
It is time to drop all the previous failed policies and go with a bold new idea. “If you two don’t show us the progress within 30 days, we are not going to support you." We need to get the Arabs and on our side and they will do it, if the outcome is good for Palestine and Israel with no gain for us.We need to be just and honest. The Jewish people want sincerity as much as the Palestinians, they don't need duplicity.
Please do not judge any one without the full picture, and it is at www.IsraelPalestineDialouge.com. If you can hold out blaming either side, then you are a true peace maker and you will find sustainable solutions. We had enough for 64 years and it is time to bring goodness to both.
I hope to articulate the full idea in the article to be published in Huffington post next week.http://israel-palestine-dialogue.blogspot.com/2012/02/about-israel-palestine.html
Mike Ghouse is a speaker, thinker and a writer on pluralism, politics, peace making, foreign policy, Islam, Israel, India, Pakistan, interfaith, and cohesion at work place or social settings. He is committed to building a Cohesive America and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day at www.TheGhousediary.com. Mike has a strong presence on national local TV, Radio and Print Media, and is a frequent guest on Sean Hannity show on Fox TV, and a commentator on national radio networks, he contributes weekly to the Texas Faith Column at Dallas Morning News, fortnightly at Huffington post, and several other periodicals across the world. His personal site www.MikeGhouse.net indexes everything you want to know about him.