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At a conference in Jerusalem this week, former US peace envoy Dennis Ross said that "both sides”—the Israelis and the Palestinians—have lost faith in the peace process, and that is why no progress is being made. Last year, I actually stayed at the same hotel in Jerusalem as Mr. Ross and had the opportunity to observe him at work. I would love to be able to sit down with him for about five minutes and ask a couple of questions.
First, I would ask him, "Given the fact that more than 100 rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza this week alone, why do you think the Israelis should have faith in the peace process?” Then I would follow up and ask, "If every weapon of every Palestinian in the region disappeared tomorrow, how many would the Israelis murder in cold blood? If every weapon of every Israeli disappeared tomorrow, how many would the Palestinians murder in cold blood?” (You probably don’t need me to tell you that the answer to those last two questions is not the same number, but I don’t know what Mr. Ross would say!)
This practice of our government and most of the world equating the two sides in the conflict and blaming both—or even worse blaming Israel more—is repulsive. It is based on a lie, and it furthers the cause of Israel’s enemies.
Dr. Michael D. Evans is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, having penned numerous titles including nonfiction book Jimmy Carter: the Liberal Left and World Chaos, in which he compares the Obama and Carter presidencies; and Atomic Iran; and the fiction book, The Samson Option, Game Changer; and his newest titles The Candidate, The Final Generation, Cursed, The Light, and The Protocols. His latest release is The Revolution which is about democracy, dictators, deception and the birthing of a Caliphate. Evans' books are available at www.TimeWorthybooks.com. You can read his full biography on Wikipedia. Dr. Evans also runs the news site JerusalemWorldNews where you can receive current intel on Israel and the Middle East.