(FrontPage) One simply has to watch the words of the leaders in the Middle East to understand why there won't be peace anytime soon.
"Jerusalem is a Muslim and Christian city, and there will be neither peace nor security until the Israeli occupation, settlements, and settlers leave the city," Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday. "Jerusalem's identity is Arab, and the city's and Christian holy sites must be protected from Israeli threats." He added that Israeli excavation work in Jerusalem and in the Western Wall tunnels beneath the mosque "will not undermine the fact that the city will forever be Arabic, Islamic and Christian." Abbas concluded that "there will be no peace or stability before our beloved city and eternal capital is liberated from occupation and settlement."