JERUSALEM — Exhausted by decades of conflict, residents of the Holy Land are pessimistic that the peace initiative unveiled by President Barack Obama on May 19 will lead to peace.
Local Christians, though deeply rooted in their faith, have pretty much given up hope that there will ever be an end to the suffering.
Most local Christians, who are ethnically Palestinians, believe that Israel has only its interests, and not theirs, at heart.
Alex, the owner of a Christian shop in the narrow alleyway leading to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the Old City, laughed ruefully when asked about his hopes for the future.
“You’ve come too late, my dear. There is no future,” said Alex, who...READ MORE