<   Prior Home         Share Blog Bloke     Share Blog Bloke Tips       Share to Twitter       Share to Facebook       Share to Twitter       Share to Google Plus       Share to LinkedIn       Pin this       Get Updates            
        Next   >  

Peace for Israel in 2005?

Can Mediation Bring Peace to Israel?

As we ponder what 2005 will bring, we can’t help but reflect on the Middle East and ask if an enduring peace is possible in that land. The Philadephia Enquirer muses:

“Despite the challenges that lie ahead, the death of Arafat, coupled with Israel’s shift regarding Gaza, have created some diplomatic wiggle room that could help revive the moribund peace process.

Initial steps will be taken in London in the early part of the new year at an international conference on Palestinian reform. Thereafter, it will be up to the parties to put the process back on track with the guidance of European and American mediation.

“There is no reason for euphoria - another round of warfare could break out before long,” Haaretz columnist Ari Shavit observed.

“Nevertheless… 2005 is poised to be a year of truth. A year of real deeds. A year in which Israel finally takes its fate in hand… . A year in which it will be necessary to translate the political decisions of 2004 into a durable reality.”

It is this author’s belief that mediation is the ONLY way to resolve any conflict. War never provides a lasting peace because eventually the losing side will seek reprisal for its perceived injustices. The prophetic words “violence begets violence” ring just as loud today as when they were uttered more than 2000 years ago.

It remains to be seen if mediation can solve the Middle East standoff. Mediation will only be successful when BOTH sides have had enough blood on their hands and are willing to work together to find a solution that works for both sides. And even if a practical solution is reached, then the healing must begin for future generations.

The point that I’m trying to make is there is in fact a solution to be found out there. But that is the easy part, for to make it work over the long term the spirit has to be willing. Let us hope the Palestinians and Israel have reached that point in the evolution of their respective cultures.

Written January 2nd, 2005 by | 2 Comments | Filed under: Miscellaneous Blog Tips

Thanks for Sharing     Share - enable java in your browser Share to Twitter            

Did you enjoy this article? Keep up to date with Blog Bloke Tips the moment it's published by email. Your Privacy is Guaranteed and will not be shared with anyone.

Keep it real with Blog Bloke Thanks for reading the original Blog Bloke. You can read more about me here. Contact me if you have any questions, tip requests or if you would like to be a guest blogger. Keep it real every day and subscribe to the newsfeed, share with friends or follow me.

    Subscribe to the Newsfeed     Share to Twitter     Share to Facebook     Share to Google Plus     Pin this     Share to LinkedIn

Got an opinion? Let's be real and start a conversation:

It's your turn to tell Blog Bloke what you think, ask a question or suggest another blog tip. Don't forget the comments policy and I'm looking forward to reading what you have to say.

There are 2 Comments so far to “Peace for Israel in 2005?”

  1. Great article and website will add a link on my blog. Keep up the good work.


      Reply   ·   Share Share Blog Bloke Tips  

    Reply by: Blog Bloke at 9:29 am said...

    Thanks for dropping by

      Reply   ·   Share Share Blog Bloke Tips  

Share     Share this article with your friends

Subscribe to Better Blog Tips Newsfeed   SUBSCRIBE to Bloke Bloke's Articles (Newsfeed)

Subscribe to Better Blog Tips Newsfeed   Subscribe to only Comments for this Article | TrackBack URL

You can also use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>