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Reply To: Do you think the U.S. should assist in mediating negotiations toward a resolution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Why or why not?

Stephanie Vega

I do believe that the United States should help mediate negotiations toward a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Why? Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Although the land initially belongs to the Jews, the Palestinians have lived there for some 1,500 – 2,000 years or so. And personally it makes me very sad to think that they live in this conflict of belonging. Both sides definitely need peace, and I think the United States can motivate both parties to come to the negotiating table for an agreement. Both parties would have to yield for peace to reign. How could a peace treaty be seen between them? The truth is that it is difficult for us in the east to stipulate this, but I believe that among themselves those who have lived their history can reach an agreement. I say all this from a Christian point of view and believing that they can have peace.