From a sincere desire for real justic in the embattled Holy Land, the organizers of the first Jerusalem Summit brought together some of the world's foremost experts in the holy city in 2003. The theme of the conference, "Building Peace on Truth," highlighted the failures of many peace initiatives through the years, while pointing to new, realisitc solutions. The essays in The Jerusealem Alternative expose some of the fallacies of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and inform readers who have relied on netowkr news coverage and the usual journalists to explain complex events and individuals.
Contains speeches from the inaugural Jerusalem Summit, featuring: Richard Perle, Benjamin Netanyahu, Alan Keyes, Daniel Pipes, and other leading intellectual and political leaders In October 2003, a hundred conservative thinkers met for a symposium at Jerusalem's King David Hotel, to hammer out a daring (and realistic) plan to bring justice and peace to Israelis and Palestinians. Led by Richard Perle (a defense policy expert and advisor to U.S. presidents) and Benjamin Netanyahu (former Israeli prime minister), the group issued a statement, "Building Peace on Truth," urging the international community to decisively act in liberating Palestinian Arabs from the corrupt, despotic, and jihad-driven regime which threatens the existence of the Jewish state and denies a future to its own people.
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