posted on Nov, 19 2012 @ 10:00 AM
In 2003 a highly placed representative from Palestine came to our college to talk about the Palestinian Israeli crisis. He said that the ownership
issues with the land had less to do with religious principles than about fresh water. One side has taken over access to the scarce water supplies from
the other, he claimed. While the West makes it into a "land right" war from antiquity, the reality is that there are few fresh water sources right
now, regardless of what happened long ago.
The U.S. may be experiencing the same kind of conflict while it battles on the basis of principle and tradition. If one "side" has more access to
fresh water sources than the other, does it matter what their religious beliefs are? Water is water. Whoever claims ownership of it is in charge of
Should access to fresh water overrule historical precedence based on religion?