Cumbey Blogspot (Link) - Constance Cumbey (June 27, 2009)
You were wondering how things might come about. A new widely touted book by former Israeli Knesset member Uri Savir might give us some important clues. It is highly praised by most, if not all of those involved in the Middle East Peace Plan process. Those endorsing include Javier Solana, , Dennis Ross and others.
The book, PEACE FIRST: A NEW MODEL TO END WAR proposes making Jerusalem "the international peace capital" of the world and dividing the city three ways: between Jewish interests, between Palestinian neighorhoods and Islamic interests, and the third part to the international community.
"Interreligious dialogue" of the highest syncretistic nature is also strongly recommended. The "peace plan" itself calls for "global" action using networked cities and mayors as both conciliatory and redistributive centers more in touch with their local populations.
The very new book, my copy of which arrived from Amazon only yesterday, has forewords by Shimon Peres and Dennis Ross. Shimon Peres signed the original Treaty of Association with Javier Solana binding European and Israeli interests. A picture of the November 20, 1995 signing is above. Strongly worded endorsements of the book include:
Of particular interest to me, the Javier Solana endorsement reads:
Of Uri Savir, it is said that he founded the Shimon Peres Center for Peace in 1996 and then in 2001 the Glocal Foundation, now an important partnership component of the Alliance of Civilizations which seeks unabashedly under the sponsorship of the United Nations to regulate religious teaching -- worldwide. The public statements by Alliance spokespersons Karen Armstrong, Federico Mayor, John Esposito, and Desmond Tuto perhaps best exemplify the extreme anger against religious fundamentalism, i.e. a belief that one's religion is true, of the Alliance. See Rich Peterson's excellently done on line video for illustrations of this.
Truly we live in sobering times. Stay tuned!
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