The news media constantly reports on the efforts by politicians from various countries to bring about a “peaceful solution” to the Middle East crisis. I have never heard any of them say anything that remotely resembles a famous quotation from Albert Einstein:
“You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it”.
The Middle East problem is caused by countries that are not multi-ethnic, are not democracies, and do not have a Bill of Rights to protect their minorities from the dictatorships of the majority.
Democracy cannot exist just because of free elections and a multi-party system.
What’s stopping a racist majority government from persecuting targeted minorities within its borders?
In order to have final peace in the Middle East and elsewhere on this planet, all the countries mentioned in your recent editorials must undergo a metamorphoses. They must change from being a caterpillar of hate-mongering and intolerance towards human beings that do not share the same religion and political ideology, to a butterfly of tolerance and respect for minorities within a framework of democratic institutions.
As long as non-Muslims cannot live in these countries without fearing for their lives, there will never be a lasting peace in the world, including the Middle East.
The Saudi Arabian prince who recently gave a peace proposal to stop the violence between Palestinians and Israelis, should have stayed home and looked in the mirror. He then should have said to himself, “I, and my country are also part of the problem”.
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