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Thursday, September 29, 2005

Letter to the "Palestinians"

I admit it, the quotation marks in that heading are mine.

This article by Israeli writer Yossi Klein Halevi is an absolute must-read. First, it highlights the difference between Israeli and Arab understandings and objectives with respect to the "peace process". Second, it highlights the Arab "culture of denial" which, it its mis-placed pride has done untold harm to the Arab residents of Eretz Israel. Third, it posits that main-stream Israeli society today, there is a widespread will for peace, together with a realistic understanding that there is no genuine desire on the part of the Arab world to accept Israel as a Middle Eastern nation and no will even try to understand the Israeli "national narrative"; hence, Halevi argues, Jerusalem will be lost to the Arabs, and Israel will find peace in its own way, behind the security barrier, maintaining those West Bank settlements that are essential to its security.

Thanks to cba for forwarding this to me.

2 Comments:

Blogger felix said...

Just read Yossi Klein Halevi's article. It is touching and depressing. One thing that he and other Israeli's have trouble accepting is the Islamic concept of Dar-al-Harb and Dar-al Islam. Once a land is part of Islam, then it should always be so. Of course this is nonsense, but the Moslem's believe it. I think many Israeli's knew about this concept, but chose to deny it--because accepting it means acknowledging that there there is no settlement of the conflict in sight.

9:48 AM  
Anonymous cba said...

David, thanks for the thanks.

My thanks go to zulubaby, who forwarded it to me.

11:22 AM  

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