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Larry Snider is the President of the Interfaith Community for Middle East Peace; ICMEP. He founded New Hope for Peace, a dialogue and educational forum in 2001 and is a member of the Greater Bucks County Peace Circle. He is author of numerous articles on the Middle East peace process. Larry has traveled extensively in Israel and the West Bank and developed the Delaware Valley Interfaith Delegation to Israel/Palestine that traveled together to meet politicians, peace activists, settlers, refugees, academics and victims of the conflict in March 2008 in partnership with Leah Green, Director of the Compassionate Listening Project. The delegation including Muslim, Christian and Jewish clergy and lay leaders returned to share all they heard with more than 150 audiences throughout the Philadelphia region and to build ICMEP.
Politics 2016: Trick or Treat?
It's time to vote for a stable future for America and that means all of us must come out to vote our conscience. One candidate is damaged and the other is simply unqualified to be President...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016(1 comments)
Trump's not a Loser. So the Election must be Rigged!
Trump playing a game as only he can in which he can't lose because he will blame Hillary, the Democratic and Republican Parties, the Media, cry that the election was rigged and change direction to focus on the development of a Third Party and Trump TV as the vehicle to keep him before the public.
Saturday, October 8, 2016(1 comments)
How did we get to today in politics? What does it mean? And how do we move forward from our fast-forward gridlock?
Has the American Dream Ended?
The campaign is heating up and Donald Trump returned from Mexico to deliver a fire and brimstone speech that underlines the distance between American values and the nativism bred in the extraordinary anger focused on the failures of Washington.
A Deer Caught in the Headlights
It is necessary for President Obama to take responsibility and then define how he is going to fix the economy and defend the United States if he wants a second term.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011(1 comments)
Making Peace in a Messy World
In a time of dynamic change Middle East Peace is caught between the velocity and the barriers erected by the principals. It is necessary to see beyond all of that to the countless efforts to build bridges happening every day by people and organizations on the ground working tirelessly on behalf of peace. We must open our eyes and ears and hearts to understand and make peace the work of everyone.
Monday, October 10, 2011(3 comments)
Fairy Tales, Death and Middle East Peace
Middle East Peace will remain a dream until the people of Israel and Palestine each engage the other in a conversation that enables them to hear the other well enough to move beyond the pain and fear and anger to accept each other as human beings with needs and rights in place of simply as the enemy.
Building Trust + Security = A Framework for PEACE
Middle East Peace is stuck between unilateral initiatives by both sides and large scale popular disbelief in its availability. Trust must be re-established and timing is critical. Accordingly, I present a tradeoff that costs each side dearly but offers something each side desperately wants. The other vital process is to begin a program of national conversations on both sides to help reinvigorate interest in peace.
History, the National Interest and R2P
Navigating the costs and benefits of Obama and the United States taking a leadership role re Libya while recognizing US history, its responsibilities and relationship to genocide.
Saturday, October 23, 2010(3 comments)
Making Peace With Friendly Enemies
Israeli/Palestinian peace can no longer be a dream for the future. It is now an essential component of a secure Middle East and a secure world.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010(1 comments)
Where do we go from nowhere?
Where do we go from nowhere? Middle East Peace requires the creation of a new framework for peace that involves placing the same final status issues and general understanding of the outcomes on a larger and more secure domestic and international foundation.
Friday, September 24, 2010(3 comments)
Making Peace Inevitable
Going beyond the three party Middle East Peace talks by enfranchising the peace process through the most active and necessary involvement of the international community and the additional support of many new coalitions.
Resolving the Gaza Crisis
The resolution of the Gaza crisis involves an acceptance of responsibility by the international community and its active participation in determining the future of the people of Gaza and the warring parties through its agreement to establish an international peacekeeping force with the teeth to do the job that is necessary.
OpEdNews Covers the AIPAC Policy Conference
How does an old fashioned Jewish liberal deal with the reality, read through the lines and make sense of what AIPAC actually does?
An analysis of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Conference in Washington, the role of the Israel lobby and the path to Middle East peace.
Is Middle East Peace Possible?
This article provides an introduction to the Delaware Valley Interfaith Delegation To Israel/Palestine and connects our mission of understanding and peacemaking to the readers of OpEd News. Articles will follow on a daily basis as the delegation travels across Israel and Palestine.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008(10 comments)
Hillary, Barack & John
A look at the leading candidates for President through the eyes of a seasoned political handicapper.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007(1 comments)
The World Says No to Israeli Occupation
The struggle for Palestinian rights goes to Washington with a rally and march for justice on the 40th anniversary of the Six Day War. Interviews, visuals and the emergence of a new pro-Palestinian coalition.
Friday, May 4, 2007(4 comments)
Is Peace Possible In Hebron?
Understanding the conflict in Hebron through the voices of residents, activists and government officials. Searching for signs of hope and the possibility for peace.