Despite a body set up to solve the world’s problems, the United Nations, there are still world issues yet to be resolved. Here are the top debatable subjects in the world, and why progress has been stymied:

Middle East Peace
middle_eastWithout a doubt the world’s most unstable region, Middle East peace has been sought – and unachieved – since the beginning of time. With Israel becoming a state in 1948, matters have only become worse. Militant groups and hostile countries bent on Israel’s destruction surround the Jewish state. Anyone seeking peace face backlash, both in Israel and the Palestinian territory. In fact, late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin attempted to reach a peace deal with PLO leader Yasser Arafat. Rabin was assassinated by a Zionist who didn’t want Israel to cede any land to the Palestinians.

Global Warming
global_warmingPerceived as one of the greatest threats to the world, global warming is also one of the most debatable subjects across the globe. As more and more catastrophic weather events inflict damage, from Hurricane Katrina to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, the scientific community is pressuring world leaders to cut down on carbon emissions to reverse climate change and prevent similar tragedies. But the resolution of global warming problems won’t be so easy. For one, there are government leaders who don’t even believe that global warming is a legitimate problem, they view it as a hoax. Even if everyone agrees on global warming, it will take a collective effort to reverse climate change. And that has proven difficult.


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