Every time one hears the "one inch" mantram, be it by Hamas, by Israelis, by Syrians or by Hezballah, one can hear the voice of fear. Fear of having been screwed up in the past and of being screwed up in the present and future. The national ego stands up, and yet the inch has entered already the collective consciousness: No matter how much each side feels the victim, it has to give up its dream of avenging past grievances, present violence by the enemy, and future ifs. It has to end justifying and excusing, and even if there is no moral deuce, be more magnanimous than it thinks it should be vis a vis its vicious enemy. Like in sex, once one inch is part of the game, the rest comes by itself.
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from the article: Hamas: Abbas has no right to give up one inch of Palestine