There will be peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis

Someone asked me if there will ever be peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis. 

The answer is yes, most freakin’ definitely.

I’m absolutely sure that one day there will be peace.

Am I being naively optimistic?

No, ladies and gentlemen. 

I am being a realist.

I’m 100% sure that peace will happen. 

Need proof?

Well, it’s simple. 

Let’s go back in time, 23 years ago, to 1995 when Yitzhak Rabin was the Prime Minister of Israel.

He came SO CLOSE to bringing about a historical peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

Unfortunately, he lost his life to a nutcase named Igal Amir, a fellow Jew no less.

Why do I bring this up?

I want everyone to realize that, just like in a our own lives, when someone screws up when they’re trying to resolve something between people, they need to prove themselves even more so if/when they ever try again.

Ever try to resolve a fight between two arguing family members?

Imagine trying to do so on a scale that any peace in the Middle East would be on.

However, in this case, both sides (Israeli and Palestinian) need to prove themselves again to each other, as both sides screwed up 23 years ago.

Now, what today will bring peace to the Middle East?

It’s simple as pie: technology. 

Even though technology has its downsides, like so many people being addicted to their iPhones, technology has its upsides too.

As time goes by, technology will just get better and better.

It’s so amazing, it almost doesn’t really matter that there are borders between countries, because people will be able to communicate more effectively with each other, and, therefore, understand each other on a more profound level. 

People will be able to see what goes on at the other side of the world. 

People will able to see what happens in parts of the world that they’re not able to visit. 

Due to this communication and transparency, people will become less naive, less scared, and perhaps more empathetic.

There will come a time (I predict in about 50 years from now) that Israel will no longer be in a conflict with the Palestinian people, or with the rest of the world.  Technology will advance to the point that people will be able to understand other points of view in their own way, in their own language, in their own culture.  Nothing lasts forever and neither will this war. 

For those of you who are talking badly about the Israelis or the Palestinian people, keep cool because you will one day change your mind as well. 

You might still not know any better. 

There will be fewer religious fanatics.

There will be more knowledge, less poverty, and most of all, there will be peace. 


About the Author
Anat Ghelber was born in Israel and moved to Texas when she was 13. She experienced anti-Semitism in public schools there. She moved to New York City when she was 20, and is currently studying for a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. She started submitting articles to the Jewish Voice two years ago. In her free time enjoys writing poems. She's also a certified Yoga teacher with 200 hours of training who teaches in a donation-based studio called Yoga to the People in New York City.
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