Since Mr. Levy agrees with Mr. Obama that the middle east conflict endangers world peace, could he kindly explain what is "world peace".I was born in the year Japan invaded Manchuria (1931)and since then I do not recollect any significant period of "world peace". Nor does any respectable historian consider the Palestinian-Israeli conflict a threat to "world peace". The conflict does exist but there are no major powers ready to support militarily one side or the other. Without attempting to trivialize the issue, let us keep things in their rightful proportion.
Ya'alon met with security chiefs to assess situation following developments at Gaza border (Haaretz)
from the article: Gideon Levy / Obama, you won't make peace without talking to Hamas