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April 21, 2003

A Road Map for Middle East Peace (Ted Belman)

Bring it on

In my article Perfecting the Unifying Theory, I opined
The problem as I see it, is that until such time as the US establishes the new ME, Israel has to proceed on trust even to the point of finalyzing the Palestinian state in 2 years. Since in my theory, the Road Map is linked to the New Middle East, it should really be a Road Map for ME peace of which the resolution of the Palestinian/Israel conflict is a part. Surely, it is not too much to ask that progress be made on all fronts at the same time.
Rachel Neuwirth is a Los Angeles-based analyst who works in association with the American Jewish Congress and StandWithUS. In an article entitled Radically rethinking the Road Map she espouses the same thing
President Bush should envision a "road map" that redefines the entire Middle East. The despotic and backward Arab regimes must be transformed into democracies. To accomplish a comprehensive and just peace in the region, it is necessary to examine Arab societies beyond the Judea, Samaria, and Gaza territories. If we limit our peace efforts to Israel and the Arab Palestinians, we will touch only a fraction of the bigger problem with which the free world will have to contend in the long run. In reality, the conflict is far broader than just the Arab World and Israel. At its root, it is in fact a worldwide clash between militant Islam and the democratic West. Read it all