9 Esther: Childish dreams are not for grown-ups ! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Akram Zekaria
    • 12.02.10 | 19:44 (IST)

    ",,, only when these two cultures are allowed to thrive side by side will peace and security be possible between Israel and palestine " Esther. No one single arab/islamic country has its culture allowed to thrive between itself & its other none arab'islamic population ! What better example than the complicated history of Lebanon ! Besides, the arab culture hasn't changed since the 7th Century ! Its historic vibrations are still with us today & we feel it every day in sadness, in iraq, syria, somali etc.. Who can blend his culture with none stop destruction & eternal hate ! Childish wishful thinking is not the stuff of building a future. Through out their history arab/Islam were divided among themselves. Today is no different. "When these two cultures"; a sound resonated harshly in dark wilderness with no echo to prove its existence. It leaves much further behind Rudyard Kipling "East is East & Wast is West" ! Childish dreams are not for grown-ups !

    from the article: Is Israeli society strong enough to face the future?
    First published 22:39 11.02.10 | Last updated 10:39 12.02.10
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