What hope is there for world peace? Is global peace and security just a dream?
How should the nations of the world try and achieve it? What is the solution to international terrorism and religious tension?
The centre stage for world conflict is the Middle East. Every United States president has tried to bring peace to the Middle East. This statement from President Obama is typical.
“And so my message to these two leaders is clear: despite all the obstacles, despite all the history, despite all the mistrust, we have to find a way forward” (meeting between leaders of the United States, Israel and Palestine in Washington 2009).
Notice this statement by former leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, Yasser Arafat,
“Whoever does not accept the fact that Jerusalem will be the capital of a Palestinian State, and only that State, can go drink from the Dead Sea (die) and go to hell”(quoted in “Unholy War” p223).
This is a conflict of cultures. A conflict of religion. A conflict of civilisations.