|17 Mar 2005 @ 20:19|
The following opinion (a well-informed one) appeared in Mar. 16 edition of The Jerusalem Post.
I agree with what Katz says here.
Given that, it seems likely to me that the so-called 'peace process' going on now will weaken Israel and promote further violent attacks against Jewish existence in the Middle East.
We will see.
A PALESTINIAN STATE WILL NOT BRING PEACE
BY SHMUEL KATZ, THE JERUSALEM POST
Mar. 16, 2005
At my age, I can't help but insist that people learn their history before they tell us how to "solve" the Arab-Israel conflict. President George W. Bush's vision of "two states living side by side in peace" sounds nice – until it is subjected to a scrutiny of its factual components. The prophet Isaiah also had a vision of peace, about 3,000 years ago. It was a vision of the wolf dwelling with the lamb. He did not, however, suggest it as a practical policy.
Two salient facts relating to the perennial Arab hostility toward the Jewish people have been consistently ignored by "quick-fixers," including Jewish leaders and international policy makers. One is to grasp the extent of the deep antipathy Arabs have toward Jews. More >