We have Christians against Muslims against Jews. They're making incompatible claims on real estate in the Middle East as though God were some kind of omniscient real estate broker parsing out parcels of land to his chosen flock. People are literally dying over ancient literature.
A broker is a man who takes your fortune and runs it into a shoestring.
If we are to negotiate, I envisage that we shall playan essentially modest role; that of an honest broker who really intends to do business.