Turkey sends plane to assist Israel battle fires: is peace coming to this region?

  • Yes, it seems so.

    In all, Israel is set to receive 10 planes to boost its fleet of mostly light planes used for dropping retardant on fires. Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan touted the international aid as a sign of Israel’s close ties with its neighbors. The mobilization of neighboring countries to help them so quickly demonstrates the depth of relations between those countries and Israel.

  • Peace is not coming to the Middle East any time soon.

    Turkey's assistance of Israel is a positive sign for the Middle East. Nevertheless, peace will not come to the region for an extended period. There are a number of matters that need to be resolved before peace will come to the region including, among other things: ISIS is destroyed; the Syria civil war is resolved; the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is resolved; the generations old conflict between the Sunis and the Shia is resolved; and the Yemen civil war is resolved. These are just a few of the issues that need resolved before discussions of peace in the Middle East is contemplated. One positive sign is not an indication that Middle East is on a road to peace.

  • There will never be peace.

    As much as Israel tries to make peace with the rest of the Middle East region, there will never be peace in the area. There are simply some groups of people who do not know how to co-exist. Israel just wants a place for its people to live in peace, but others will not stop until they have pushed Israel into the sea.

  • Peace in the region will take a long time

    While Turkey sending assistance to assist Israel in a firefight is a positive step in the right direction, it is not necessarily a sign that peace is coming to the region. The long history of unrest in the region will continue unabated for quite a while. It will take a long time to achieve true peace.

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