Paradigm Change for Solving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Editorial - Prime Minister Netanyahu broke new ground in his speech Monday before the UN General Assembly, speaking of a "historic opportunity." Countries in the region that were antagonistic toward Israel - ostensibly because of its conflict with the Palestinians - increasingly realize that they share common interests with the Jewish state. Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE all see a nuclear Iran, an exultant Islamic State, and a reactionary Muslim Brotherhood as direct threats. Jews share with the Christians, Kurds and Yazidis of the region similar threats and interests as well. For all these groups, defeating militant Islamists is an existential imperative. Rapprochement with the Arab world could also radically transform the paradigm for reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians. Increasing cooperation between Israel and its neighbors can serve as a catalyst for a new, more creative solution that will enable Palestinians and Israelis to live together in peace. We Jews - like the Kurds, the Christians, the Yazidis and other non-Muslim faith and ethnic groups - are an integral part of this region. Our roots go back over 3,000 years. It is only logical that a solution will be found to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that includes input and support from the entire region in an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation.

2014-10-01 00:00:00

Full Article


Visit the Daily Alert Archive