A Bird, a Plane, You!
You get to choose one superpower. Pick one of these, and explain your choice:
the ability to speak and understand any language
the ability to travel through time
I would choose “the ability to make any two people agree with each other”
For the chance of peace in the Middle East.
Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu is the current Prime Minister of Israel. He also currently serves as a member of the Knesset and Chairman of the Likud party.
Mahmoud Abbas (also known as Abu Mazen) is the leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)
Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu and Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, gentleman my name is Leland Olson. I am little gray-haired man who resides in the United States of America. I have been given the superpower to make you two come to an agreement. This is without a doubt the luckiest day of your lives. You will be part of history making. Your part of the world will be free for all of the people who reside there, for the first time in generations.
Powers given to me on this day make you two agree, so I have to be careful on how I move with this meeting. I do understand that you would both immediately agree to kill one another. That is not what we are here for. We are here so you two will learn to start loving each other. You both will sign peace agreements. The PLO well then recognize all of Israel’s rights to live as an independent free state, a government onto themselves. Israel will sign agreements dividing the land between the people. Palestine and the People of Israel will have no borders or barriers. From this day forward they all will learn to work together and to be a shining example of what peace can be. All this takes is for you two people to start signing these papers and you will become famous peacemakers. You two will no doubt share the Nobel Peace Prize the next time it is awarded.
When you two leave here today go back to your people, welcome them all, Israeli and Palestinian with open arms, celebrate freedom, with your neighbors, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt.