How Important Obama’s Speech in Jerusalem is for Permanent Peace in and around Israel?

How Important Obama's Speech in Jerusalem is for Permanent Peace in and around Israel?



How these important words can turn an area of conflict into a heaven of peace?

Is peace necessary? Yes, it is.

Is peace just? Yes, it can be.

Is peace possible? Yes, it is because where there is a will there is always a way.

To begin with President Obama has pointed out a very important aspect of historical realities which have not been so passionately highlighted before:

“It’s a story of centuries of slavery, and years of wandering in the desert; a story of perseverance amidst persecution, and faith in God and the Torah. It’s a story about finding freedom in your own land. And for the Jewish people, this story is central to who you’ve become. But it’s also a story that holds within it the universal human experience, with all of its suffering, but also all of its salvation.”

“It’s a part of the three great religions — Judaism, Christianity, and Islam — that trace their origins to Abraham, and see Jerusalem as sacred.”

Jerusalem is the only place on earth that is equally sacred for Jews, Christians and Muslims. They have a long history of fighting against each other, killing each other, making each other homeless, winning and losing wars against each other.

Now they can put an end to it by agreeing to live together in peace. They need to now seriously consider two options:

“Israel-Palestine issue doesn’t have a military solution. The best way out is to bring on table a Blueprint for Guaranteed Fair Economic Co-Existence of Israelis and Palestinians through the establishment of equally accessible Economic Development Zones for the creation of business and employment opportunities with a definitive timeline declaring Jerusalem an International Religious Capital administered jointly by Jews, Christians and Muslims with proportionate representation and equal voting rights.”

It is proposed to set up two independent task forces to prepare blue prints for inter-religions harmony and a comprehensive economic development package covering both Israeli and Palestinian areas focusing initially on points of consensus first and then gradually add those points on which there are such differences that can be amicably resolved. Once the two parties agree on the outline then they can start working on “Pilot Projects for Religious Harmony and Economic Development” to monitor, evaluate and review the implementation process, outcome and put up other plans for the future.

The exchange of threats and politically annoying statements needs to be immediately stopped.

In today’s world it is easy to threaten a declared and or undeclared nuclear state. No sensible person can even imagine a country’s leadership to practically indulge in such an act of suicidal madness.

Israel is now a reality and the Muslim world will have to live with it. Similarly, it will be good for Israelis and Palestinians to understand that:

Peace is necessary.

Peace is just.


Peace is possible.

The world cannot afford a state of perpetual uncertainty and tension in one of the world’s most sensitive economic zones. It will be in the interest of the entire world to demand immediate serious action for the implementation of Obama’s 3-Point Proposal for Permanent Peace in and Around Israel.

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