Is Peace Possible Today?

Last week I attended the CIJR sponsored talk by Moshe Kedar in Montreal.

The title of the talk is Israel at 70. Prof. Kedar actually explains how Israel became Israel and then brings us up to date regarding the current state of Israel in the Middle East. His is an optimistic picture based on the ideas of a historian and an insider of the Israeli intelligence apparatus.

To skip the introduction start watching the video at 9:25 min.

And for those who wonder whether peace is worth fighting for and whether it is even possible, I offer this gift: A choir of thousands which got together in a huge stadium to sing together on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the declaration of the Independent State of Israel. The dividends of peace are available to all of us all over the world if we only cooperate together for the sake of peace: A stadium full of Israelis young and old singing together a hymn of gratitude – “All Kol Aileh” For all of these, the honey and the bee sting, the sweet and the bitter….The song actually has English subtitles – A prayer for Peace and its dividends.


I am writing this one day after President Trump cancelled the JCPOA/Iran Nuclear Agreement. In spite of the intransigeance of Iran and the tragedies unfolding today in Syria, Sudan, Yemen and Gaza, I dare to believe and we must all continue to hope and pray and work for an umbrella of peace that will cover all the world speedily and in our time.

Author: Abigail Hirsch, MSW, filmmaker, blogger, journalist, citizen of the world

Queen of Jordan speaking about UNRWA at the UN and others regarding the Two State Solution

Deception: Betraying the Peace Process

Queen of Jordan speaking about UNRWA at the UN.

An Israeli citizen speaking abut the two state solution

And an article about the deception of the Palestinian Peace process


Caroline Glick, senior fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at the Center for Security Policy in Washington, DC, speaking about the Politics of the Two State solution

Below is an Article From the Jerusalem Post about the failed peace process

JPost on PMW book launch: “Deception: Betraying the Peace Process”

By: Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

Palestinian Media Watch director Itamar Marcus, Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, and human rights leader Robert L. Bernstein hosted a press conference yesterday launching Deception: Betraying the Peace Process.

Authored by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik of Palestinian Media Watch,Deception exposes a year-long duplicitous campaign by the Palestinian Authority (PA) to utilize the various cultural, educational, and media sources under its control to promote messages of hate among Palestinians and undermine the peace process with Israel.

The following is the Jerusalem Post story on the event:

New book highlights PA denial of Israel’s right to exist

by Jordana Horn

Deception: Betraying the Peace Process,’ contends, the PA promoted messages of hate in order to undermine the peace process with Israel.

By: Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik