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This latest and most severe weather in the region may be attributable to G-d, although these days there is the suspicion that Man has long had a hand in some of it.

Hatred and violence between Jews and Arabs, however, are still very much within the province of Man. As such, these constitute a storm of unwavering intensity, a continuous blast of conflict that has never abated, not even partially, over the course of several lifetimes. They also foster a distinct lack of foresight and imagination which contributes nothing towards overcoming present difficulties.

It may well be that the whole process has to be taken down to its core level, its innermost being. Only there can a proper start be made on restoring some normality to a part of the world that has had enough emergency repairs and inadequate maintenance to last it generations.

By directly addressing certain fundamental aspects of the situation, the key to obtaining release from its constant embrace may then be found. After that, an overall improvement in prevailing conditions should easily become a reasonable expectation and thus a favourable forecast for future trends must be deemed very much on the cards.