A life of poverty is a life without hope. People with something to live for do not become suicide bombers.

Social science research suggests that improved education and a minimum of $6,000 average annual income are required for stable democracy and peace.

Israeli leaders have traditionally promoted peace as the path toward prosperity for Palestinians.

In his interview with Charlie Rose on BPS Prime Minister Netanyahu revealed that he has now reversed that logic by recognizing the importance of improved economic conditions as an important aspect of the path toward peace with Palestinians.

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