There was a time in this world when a peace process path had been taken… a time where hope was still in the front-burner of people’s minds, both Israeli and Palestinian. Today, this hope, this desire for restoration and a better future, seems to have been let go by both factions, vanished in place of revenge and violence and disruption. Let us take a moment of silence today, which is Shabbat for us Jews and Ramadan Friday for the Muslims and let us think about the men, women and children who have lost their lives in this conflict since the beginning of time. Let there be hope once more. Hope for a better tomorrow and a calmer today…amen!