Palestinian-Israeli Peace

James - Friendswood, Texas
Entered on January 20, 2009
Age Group: 50 - 65

I believe that any peace in the Levant will be short lived until a number of paradigms are changed.

I believe that both sides must stop acting like little children playing the game of “You hit me first, NO! I hit you back after you hit me first yesterday, NO! I didn’t hit you first yesterday; I hit you back after…” Enough of a failed history is enough.

I believe that peace cannot be achieved when one side has a virtual monopoly on economic, political, and military power. Peace and stability cannot be achieved when one side has nothing to lose.

I believe that Hamas must acknowledge and accept Israel as a legitimate country, in return, Israel, must stop treating Palestinans (especially the residents of Gaza) like Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Finally, I believe that the Late, Great Statesman, Anwar Sadat would applaud me if I were to take the leaders of both the Israelis and Palestinians and give them a good, solid, old school public paddling.