Sham interfaith conference, sham peace

November 16, 2008

The two-day conference on dialogue among religions and the culture of peace, which ended in New York on Friday, will not bring the followers of the world’s divine religions closer together but will actually increase conflicts due to the presence of Zionist regime President Shimon Peres at the meeting.

The conference was held at a time when the residents of the Gaza Strip are experiencing a living hell due to the 18-month Israeli siege.
The meeting was only arranged to attempt to broker a semblance of peace between the Arab world and the Zionist regime since the true followers of divine religions feel no animosity toward each other.
Muslims, Christians, and Jews peacefully coexisted in various places for centuries, but the establishment of a political movement called International Zionism, which has no connection to Judaism, created a regional crisis and a chasm between Muslims and most practicing Jews.
The organizers of the meeting could have invited real Jews, like the members of Neturei Karta, and representatives of the Islamic and Christian religions to participate, but the presence of Arab leaders and Zionist regime officials politicized the gathering.
The interfaith conference in New York can only be viewed as a continuation of the Camp David, Madrid, Annapolis, and Sharm el-Sheik conferences since the United States is still trying to convince Arab countries to open their doors to Israel, despite the suffering of the Palestinian people.
But the sight of Arab leaders, like the Saudi and Jordanian monarchs, sitting beside Shimon Peres, who is regarded as one of the cruelest Israeli leaders, angered Palestinians.
This meeting was actually held to break the psychological barriers preventing Arabs and Israelis from interacting and to set the stage for efforts to trample upon the rights of the Palestinian nation.
The Palestinians believe that such seminars will not solve their problems and are only held to make Arabs leaders bow to the views of the Zionist regime.
Before entering any discussion about their relations with Arabs, Israeli officials should first clarify their position on the final status of Beit-ul-Moqaddas (Jerusalem), the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, and the right of return of Palestinian refugees.
Unfortunately, Arab officials only focused on the prospects for Arab-Israeli relations at the New York meeting.
The Palestinian issue is at the heart of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Without a resolution of the problems of the Palestinian people, the normalization of relations with the Zionist regime is a betrayal of the Palestinian nation.
To gain Washington’s support, Arab leaders once again sacrificed the Palestinians by taking advantage of the greatly respected idea of dialogue among religions and proved that they do not care about the fate of the Palestinians.
The New York conference will have a fate similar to the Sharm el-Sheik and Annapolis conferences and can be interpreted as a present to Shimon Peres, a man whose hands are stained with the blood of Palestinian and Lebanese children. Thus, the Arab people will never forgive their leaders for taking part in the conference