Archive for May 21, 2022

Fleeting Peace

Posted in uncategorized with tags on May 21, 2022 by andelino

For a moment, we stepped onto the path to peace, and we had a guide.

Forty years ago the impossible happened. For a brief time, there was genuine peace between Israel and the Arab world. On April 26, 1982, the last Israeli forces withdrew from the Sinai Peninsula, ceding that land to Egypt in accordance with a peace treaty signed in 1979, the Camp David Accords. This was an utterly unique peace deal where both sides sacrificed to find real peace. After 30 years of war, there would be 30 years of peace.

What made this peace deal so unique was that “the unofficial ambassador for world peace” was intimately involved. It gave the entire world a glimpse of the real path to peace.

Read more at “40 Years Ago: A Fleeting Peace in the Middle East”

War Sparks Food Crisis

Posted in uncategorized with tags , on May 21, 2022 by andelino

Blocked ports and fallow fields in Ukraine will affect an already volatile region.

Russian tanks are not only threatening Ukraine’s people; they are threatening the global food supply. Russia and Ukraine together grow large percentages of the world’s wheat, corn and other agricultural products, but Ukraine has stopped shipping their produce. Its Black Sea ports are closed until the Russian invasion ends.

Consequently, corn futures have risen 18 percent, and wheat futures have risen 40 percent—the fastest price increases in at least 60 years. More than 5 percent of Ukraine’s population has fled the country already, and supply chain problems are making it hard to get fertilizers. If Ukrainian farms are not planted this spring because the farmers are fighting and their fields are war zones, prices could go much, much higher.

Read more at “War Sparks Food Crisis “

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