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THE MISSING INGREDIENT FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE

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Despite the collapse of Middle East peace talks, examples of inspiring leaders from the past show reconciliation shouldn’t be impossible:

 Faisal I, king of Syria and later Iraq, a direct descendant of the Prophet Mohammad, endorsed the idea—in 1919!—of a “national home” for the Jewish people in the Middle East. He told a Zionist banquet: “No true Arab can be suspicious or afraid of Jewish nationalism…We are demanding Arab freedom, and we should show ourselves unworthy of it, if we did not now, as I do, say to the Jews – welcome back home.”

 And—as recently as 1977—Egypt’s Anwar Sadat went to Jerusalem to address Israel’s parliament and to plead for peace, bringing a treaty that’s lasted 35 years.

 The missing ingredient for broader Middle East peace has always been Arab leaders of courage and vision.

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  1. rocky knickerbocker  •  May 2, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    This is the religion of Peace. As a Christian I want all to be feed with the bread of life in ways only they can be feed. I know what that is for me.

    But I can’t say what our God of Abraham has for others.
    Peace.
    Is it possible for all of us to be filled with that ‘bread of life’ in our own special way and still not just tolerate but love each other.
    I hope so

  2. James  •  May 5, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    So how can we create the environment or context for Arab leaders of courage and vision to bring about Middle East peace?

  3. Michael J. Farrand  •  May 7, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Why are you not discussing Benghazi on your show? at your site?

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