The Zohar (Bereishit: Miketz) says something interesting: a Tzaddik opens his mouth in peace. Whatever flows out of a Tzaddik's mouth is focused on creating, attaining, and deriving peace. HaShem is given as a primary example, He first contacts Pharoah through Yosef [the archetypal Tzaddik] and Yosef's first words to Pharoah are none other than: (Bereishit 41:16)
וַיַּעַן יוֹסֵף אֶת-פַּרְעֹה לֵאמֹר, בִּלְעָדָי: אֱלֹהִים, יַעֲנֶה אֶת-שְׁלוֹם פַּרְעֹה.
"And Yosef answered Pharoah saying: Without any contribution from me, God will answer regarding Pharoah's peace."
This is a refreshing view in our current times where peace has become a catch phrase for giving in to our enemies. God eventually struck down Pharoah for his defiance, but he opened his initial dialog with peace. When the first large aliyah movement began returning to the land of Israel, (well before 1948) we dwelt with our arab neighbors in peace. Now that the world has invented a non-nation who does not acknowledge our ownership of our land, peace is not the right path to take. When Pharoah denied God, he was utterly destroyed.