My hope for the New Year:

Only by forging a new path, one of mutual Arab and Jewish inclusiveness, can peace ever be remotely possible.

I pray that Palestinian leadership decides to acknowledge that Jews and Arabs can and do live and love side by side in harmony.

Peace will not come from elsewhere. All outside parties have vested interests and ulterior motives. My only concern is for the well-being of the Arabs, Jews and Christians living in the region who desire peace, safety and prosperity.

May the New Year bring wisdom and light to the leaders who have fought so long to divide and may they realize the benefits of peace are universal.