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    • Adam Neira
    • 24.05.13 | 15:40 (IDT)

    The truth of the matter is that Judea and Samaria/The West Bank will be shared. The Jews will not kick all the Palestinians out and the Palestinians will not kick all the Jews out. Peacemaking is a dynamic task. It is a multifaceted mission. Building good relationships takes time and effort. For something of substance to be established requires concrete steps being made towards a worthy goal. The cube can be solved. The real danger is that where there is a lack of co-operation and working on a common goal a vacuum develops. Get the philosophical orientation wrong in a home, community, city, nation or kingdom and the end result will be stagnation at best and implosion at worst. All the parties in the region must co-operate and work on a long term economic development plan. The parallel mission is to secure the region for all its residents and visitors. Vision is required. The task is a multifaceted one and myopic win-lose thinking will not help the situation. The current GDP of Jerusalem; Judea and Samaria/The West Bank; Gaza; Egypt, Saudi Arabia; Jordan, Lebanon and Syria is approximately $1.6 Trillion. This can grow by at least 5% p.a. from 2014 onwards if vision, courage and trust building become a permanent feature of the landscape. Leadership is required. Prayers for the Holy Land.

    from the article: Kerry departs, urges Israel and Palestinians to 'make hard decisions'
    First published 16:34 24.05.13 | Last updated 15:03 24.05.13
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