This is interesting, I thought:
Quote GPI Executive Summary:
The 2016 edition expands its coverage by including Palestine for the first time. The index gauges global peace using three broad themes: the level of safety and security in society; the extent of domestic or international conflict; and the degree of militarisation.
The tenth edition of the GPI finds that overall global levels of peace continue to deteriorate while the gap between the most and least peaceful countries continues to widen. The rising global inequality in peace is important to highlight as it masks some positive trends. While some of the most peaceful nations have reached historic levels of peace, the least peaceful nations have become even less peaceful. So intense is the violence and conflict in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region that, when looking at the rest of the world, the average levels of peacefulness in fact increased.
Well, at least this group of international peace measurers (Institute for Economics and Peace) are finally noticing their existence, and therefore plight.
Both Palestine and Israel are at the lower end of the Institute's State of Peace index. Palestine is 148 out of 163 nations, Israel is just above in ranking at 144. I imagine Palestines extent of poverty puts them further down than Israel. The U.S. is "more peaceful" by these measures in that it is ranked at 103. Still, not very peaceful.
I don't know what this actually means to the world. Not much to me so far.