In the middle of the current meltdown of the Middle East, we see a strange thing happening, Israel is in the middle of it, attracting friends and (former) enemies. Whatever happened in 2015, the year 2016 will bring interesting perspective to the Middle East and the world. Let’s see what the international community is doing against the chaos and the ticking time bomb, which is called the Middle East!
Each day there are multiple terror attacks, causing many to die and are maimed for life. Streams of refugees are headed to Europe from Africa and the Middle East. Climate changes all over the world are getting more dire and causes hardship. Incompetent governments, especially those in Europe and the US, allowing terrorism, refugees and clime changes to happen without care of the threats to their citizens. This is a first part of the 2 articles about the global problems and what to do about it.
The brutal killings in Paris come on top of the downing of a Russian airliner in Sinai, the bombing of a Hezbollah stronghold in Beirut and an attack against Kurds in Ankara. About 500 people have been killed in the past few weeks, and many more injured. Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed the first three, and is suspected of the fourth. Since September 2014, ISIS has performed at least 26 attacks, resulting in more then 875 killed, 14 different countries, 8 countries are Middle Eastern (57%) and 6 western countries (43%). And those numbers are not complete; the number of people who have perished because of terror outside the borders of Syria and Iraq is much higher.
If you can imagine, the illiteracy rate for Arab populations throughout the world ranges between 50% to 90%! If you ask a Palestinian man what is a war crime, he response with “Israel!”. What it really means he has no idea. If you ask a man in Syria where is England located, he has no idea. When you ask an Iraqi woman where the US is located, she promptly responds with “Satan! Devil!” And then is everyone trying to figure out why so many Muslims are involved in terrorist activities. In this time of the globalization, there is no place of illiteracy!
This is a story about the inner workings of an unnamed medium sized hotel somewhere in the middle of Tiberias, Israel, a cozy small city bordering the Sea of Galilee.