Equality; the Solution to Gaza-Israel Crisis

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There was a saying that was once said, the original source, unknown, that "All Men Are Created Equal."  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. reminded us of this message.  As did many Prophets of our time.  This saying may be attributed to an individual, but it is a saying of mankind.  But this saying was said to Adam and Eve, by the Higher Power.  The message was and remains simple, all men are created equal.  No individual is above or below you.  It is your actions that will determine your final destiny.  Wars are fought for power, taking over, and implementing one's values or belief systems upon another.  Wars are also fought for security, to deter threats and to prevent injustice. 

The Israel-Gaza Crisis reminds us why the past comes to haunt us.  The past was not a thousand years ago, it was the 1960s, when certain nations all around Israel declared war on Israel.  Israel learned that your neighbor can not be trusted.  But some of the consequences of the 1967 War shape the present reality.  Gaza Strip and West Bank remain in economic shambles, while Dubai is building skyscrapers and Islands.  The Middle East is on an economic boom that will last for a long time.  There is a War in Iraq, crisis in Sudan and the instability in Somalia may turn Somalia in to the next Afghanistan.  Afghanistan has the world's attention, yet instead of becoming a thriving society, it still faces a threat from the Taliban. 

With all these crises, "will peace prevail?" has become the common question where the answer "Yes" is seen as the myth.  Wars only extend the viruses of hatred, whether from Hamas or the Israel Military.  Israel should let United Nations in, while also sending in it's own economic assistance to the Palestinians.  But the present action it is doing is being condemned by the Islamic World and it is only isolating itself in the world.  Israel must put a halt to the Gaza Invasion and start using its legal system to put those to trial who are responsible for the attacks on its territory.  Israel must reshape its policy to reconstruct Gaza and West Bank in to Economic Opportunity Zones and help develop the political and legal system in Palestine.  It must show the Palestinians that it is not only a friend, but a good neighbor in Mr. Roger's neighborhood. 

The Islamic World must do its part.  The Islamic World must stop depending on "Third Parties" to solve the crisis.  These third parties include China, United States, United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, and France.  One may think that third parties are effective, but their effectiveness is limited to their own interests.  The third parties were not able to stop India and Pakistan from acquiring Nuclear Technology.  Some of these third parties have industries that profit from the crisis, like the defense industry.  Protesting may make the headlines, but only direct talks between Muslim and Jewish people, having tea talking to each other will solve the problems.  Israel and Palestine are neighbors that must follow the lessons from Mr. Fred Rogers.  Mr. Fred Rogers, Barney, characters from Sesame Street taught us to be kind to win friends and not be the bully.  Everyone has an equal chance in society. 

The Pharaohs of Egypt told society that they were above society.  Moses reminded the masses that there is only one Higher Power and that "All Men are Created Equal."  The Pharaoh did not realize that the power of a man from a humble background could stand up to the assertive power of the Pharaoh.  The Pharaoh's pyramids may be standing in the deserts of Egypt.  Yet, the Pharaohs as individuals are forgotten and only the people that built them are remembered and seen.  The power they had has only become a tourist attraction.  Yet the message of Moses, is heard in Mosques, Synagogues and Churches.  One man, no matter what their background, is an equal citizen of the state.  No human is above or below anyone.  You have the right to VIP access as Paris Hilton, and P. Diddy do.  They are not above you.  Your Taxi Driver has the right to have VIP access too, he is not below you. 

When the State as an institution, starts treating each and every individual who is law abiding, equally, peace is achieved.  The individual shall have no fear.  Love, Hugs and the Middle East Traditions of Kisses in the Cheek must be used between the Israelis and the Palestinians.  Love brings happiness, hate breeds anger.  This lesson is not only a lesson to solve issues in the Middle East, but also solve issues in Kashmir, Sudan and Central America.  They can also be learned in inner city Atlanta or Auburn, Alabama. 

The first step to talks between Palestinians and Israelis is recognition and diplomatic relations.  The Arab world is not helping by not recognizing Israel.  Their lack of recognition has not helped solve the crisis, only has increased the reality of injustices in Gaza.  Many countries have yet to recognize Israel, and only a few in the Middle East recognize Israel.  You can-not solve a solution with your enemy, only true friends solve problems with solutions that are effective beyond a life time.  Diplomatic relations does not mean you agree with everything or even anything.  Most of the World does not agree with the Iraq War, yet they have diplomatic relations with United States.  India and Pakistan have fought three wars, and have diplomatic relations.  The United Nations and China recognize the right of Israel to exist.  But not recognizing that right, you only appease the saying "Israel should be wiped off the map."  The Islamic World must understand that recognizing Israel is also in the major interest of Palestinians.  It will ease economic transactions from the Arab World in to Palestine and help develop Palestine in to an educational research hub of the Middle East. 

If Hamas sees itself as the leader of the Palestinians, Hamas should condemn and distance the statement "Israel should be wiped off the map" of Iranian President Ahmedinajad.  It is only statement like these that increase the fears of Israel, which cause it to take the actions against Hamas.  You know that you have won the War when you win friends on the other side of the line.  Your opponents may not like the result, but when it is a fair battle, they will respect you.  Israel must start doing its part to strengthen relations between the Jewish and Muslim World.  Because only through that, Israel will be a more peaceful and secured society.  The Government of Israel must start to integrate the Arabs as the United States integrated the African Americans. 

Despite the injustices against the African Americans and the centuries of the tortures of slavery, Dr. King, JR. stood up and reminded us clearly, and effectively, "All Men are Created Equal."  His dream of white children and black children holding hands and playing with each other should be implemented between Israeli children and Palestinians children.  Yet, Israelis and Palestinians are Divisions only create and increase hate.  Hate is the Power of Evil and the tactic of Satan.  The aggresor is seen as the instigator of Hate. 

Back in the 1960's, equality between Whites and African Americans was only a dream.  The idea of a African American girl sharing God made water with a Caucasion American boy was unfortunately seen as horiffic.  This was not the 1500's, this was the 1960s.  Yet, a few people in that time period, were inspired, and created a child by the name of Barack Obama, who will be our next President of the United States. 

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