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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?

Alexandra Adair

Hey Stephanie,

I think your argument is sound and I like the hope that you have. However, I’ve always interpreted that verse from the Beatitudes a bit differently. I’ve always thought of a peacemaker as the person WITHIN the argument that argues for peace and chooses not to fight. You’ve taken a more general look and thought of a peacekeeper as someone from the outside who has to step in and stop a fight. This would make the understanding of the Word of God a little bit more challenging when applying it to this situation.