Volume 5 Number 1
Increasing demonstrations in Israel indicate the growing desperation of people to find a way for peace in this region. However, despite the efforts of peacemakers and activists there are groups on both sides who refuse to acknowledge the right for the other side to exist. More than 1500 Palestinians and 400 Israelis have died since September 2000 and many more have been injured, the vast majority on both sides being civilians. One thing is certain: violence will not resolve the issue. Ultimately the peace and security of each state depends on achieving peace and security for both states.