RAISING OUR MIDDLE EAST I.Q.: What? Why? Who? How Can I Help?

Israel and Palestine. Egypt and Jordan. Gaza, the West Bank, and the Settlements. The PLO, Labor, and Likud. Arafat and Sharon. We hear these terms and names but often only vaguely understand what they mean. We know we should understand why the Holy Land and events in the Middle East are important but often don’t. We now President Clinton nearly brokered a major peace accord but may not know why those plans faltered under President Bush. We’ve heard many Church teachings and much Mormon rhetoric about this region, its history and destiny, but we’re not sure how much has come through official channels and how much from our favorite ward

Dr. Omar M. Kader