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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?

Sarah Merly

As a beacon of liberty and Israel’s strongest ally, the United States should at least strongly consider mediating negotiations in an effort to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Even though a straightforward solution has never and will never exist to this problem, the United States should demonstrate friendship with countries that share the same values, especially the country that contains our spiritual heritage as a nation. In addition, God declared that those who bless Abraham and his offspring will be blessed, and those who curse them shall be cursed as well. The only way to prosper as a nation in this conflict, then, is to protect God’s chosen people. America is one of a very few countries with both the values and the resources to protect Israelis and advocate for a two-state solution. If we decide not to mediate negotiations toward a peace, then we are deciding to do nothing—and all that is needed for evil to prosper is the inaction of good men and women.