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Prager University Dennis Prager Explains Simple Solution Peace in Israel & Middle East

Updated on November 20, 2013

Dennis Prager

Dennis Prager Speaks about liberty, freedom and equality
Dennis Prager Speaks about liberty, freedom and equality | Source

Highly Controversial Figure

Dennis Prager, a prominent talk show host, a Republican, speaks with passion. A quick web search will show how controversial he has been over the years. I, personally, do not agree with a lot of his positions. Yet, when I saw this 5-minute video, it touched a soft spot. The love for Israel as a tiny democratic country in the sea of the Middle-East struggle.

Prager speaks about values, ethics and beliefs. He talks of hope, peace, war, and many issues that bring up bigotry, hate and bias. He drums up activism and take a hawkish position.

Does he believe in a utopia possibility of the lion living peacefully with the lamb? This 5-minute video tells a solution. Simple ~ make a statement of peace and act upon it. That means an entire population would have to change their mindset and put down arms. This would require neighbors shaking hands, hugging cheeks, smiling and truly meaning there was understanding. This would require brothers and sisters to accept one another. If I said, "accept one another as they are" could peaceful co-existence be a reality?

Based on Prager's explanation, I do not see how it can happen with a fundamental underpinning of philosophy that a tiny nation is simply not wanted. Peace won't happen until those who live on every border and boundary stop teaching non-acceptance, destruction and elimination of a people. Survival of Israel is key to universal peace. When siblings can support one another and put away past grievances peace will reign. 

As he explains, Israel has given land for peace and most likely would give more land if there could be peace. Unfortunately, events of the past and rhetoric till the present day also make statements to the contrary.

I am sharing this video because it is just 5 minutes of your time. Five minutes to take a bird's eye view of the situation. Five minutes that could change the world, if people put down their guns and would not pick them up again. Not one side, but two sides. It takes two to make peace.

One more thing. I do believe that individuals can make peace. Even two individuals, like Romeo and Juliette, who come from different families can fall in love. Two people can find each other, bond, marry and create a family when they have common goals and desires for the future. On an individual basis, we can each play our part in creating a peaceful world.

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I was quite hesitant to write this blog due to the controversial nature of this person. The highly explosive topic could set off a bomb and that is not the intent. I'm a peaceful person believing in diplomacy and communication.

The idea of a tiny nation amidst a sea of red hit home. We're living in tenuous times. The news links below tell the story. Israel is being asked to make all the sacrifices. Remember the solution requires TWO sides to participate n thought, speech and action.

Please Read The Text Below the Comments to View A Contemporary Strategy That Attempts To Change Historical References to the Jewish People's Holy Places.

The News Links Provide More Insights About the Political Battles And Currents of War Played Out While We Sleep

Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell

UNESCO: Protect, Not Deny, Jewish Heritage

UNESCO: Protect, Not Deny, Jewish Heritage

Written below is an excerpt of this online petition which underlines the types of international politics being played to wipe the name of Israel from the face of the earth. The Hebrews have a 5000 year old tradition. They provided the Old Testament, The Five Books of Moses, which includes the biographies of the prophets and the generational families of the Jewish peoples, where they were born, traversed, settled and died.

When initiatives are taken by an antagonistic force to remove or change history, so future generations do not know the truth, we have a huge problem. This petition, like many other petitions to save lives and right wrongs, is the voice of those who want to preserve a people.

Here are the first two paragraphs. Go to the website to read it in its entirety.

We the undersigned protest The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) ruling that Israel has no right to add the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, where almost all of Israel’s patriarchs and matriarchs are buried, to the National Heritage list. The Tomb of the Patriarchs, the oldest Jewish shrine and the second holiest site in Judaism, centers around the Cave of Machpelah, an ancient double cave revered for almost 4,000 years as the burial site of the Hebrew patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their wives. The connection of the Jewish people to the Cave of Machpelah was established some 3,800 years ago, when Abraham, the first Hebrew, purchased it for the express purpose of using it as a burial site for himself, his wife Sarah, and their future generations. It is the cradle of Jewish history and the focal point of Jewish identity. The rectangular enclosure over the caves is the only fully surviving Herodian structure. Thus the Tomb of the Patriarchs is of inestimable historical value as well as great sacred significance for the Jewish people. 

We also protest the decision by UNESCO to re-label as an Islamic mosque the tomb of Rachel, Israel’s other matriarch, and to demand that Israel remove the site from its National Heritage list. The Tomb of Rachel, Judaism's third-holiest site, has been the scene of prayer and pilgrimage for more than three thousand years, and has an especially meaningful connection for Jewish women. Rachel, the matriarch who died in childbirth and was buried at that spot on the road to Hebron, has been a comfort and hope to Jews since biblical days. “Thus says the Lord, 'Refrain your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears; for your work shall be rewarded…and they shall return from the enemy's land and there is hope for the future'… 'Your children shall return to their own country.” Jeremiah 31:16-17. Until 2000, the Palestinians recognized the site as Rachel’s Tomb. It was called “Rachel’s Tomb” in Al-mawsu'ah al-filastiniyah, the Palestinian encyclopedia published after 1996 and in PALESTINE, THE HOLY LAND, a Palestinian publication, with an introduction by Yasser Arafat. However, during the second intifada, Al-Hayat al-Jadida, a Palestinian daily, announced a new-found historical connection to Rachel’s Tomb, declaring that is was "originally a Muslim mosque.” 

What are the pre-requisites for peace? Your opinion please.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for your splendid hub and video. It was a reall eye opener.

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      Debby Bruck 7 years ago

      Thank you for your thoughts.

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      Richard Francis Fleck 7 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      I believe the requisites for peace are total humility, love, deemphasis on power, money and turf!