Absolutely Misguided Michael Taylor - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Alan
    • 12.11.10 | 10:08 (IST)

    Only when the Palestinian Arabs are willing to recognize and accept Israel - within secure mutually agreed upon borders, somewhere in the neighborhood - as the nation state of the Jewish people with equal rights for all her citizens will there be a real chance for peace. It is imperative. Israel is the Jewish State; that is her raison d'etre. The survival of Israel is about the survival of the Jewish people. Egypt and Jordan did not need to elaborate in their peace treaties with Israel. They are countries content within their own borders. They do not have the absurd yet resolute goal to "return" millions of "refugees" - unique in all the world by definition under the UN- to Israel. Palestinians have never shown their goal in the 'peace process' to be mutual acceptance of two states for two peoples living in peace. Rather it is to create another Arab state - ultimately from the river to the sea. From '48 to '67 and through to the present this effort continues and the results are reflected in what you see today on many levels. Israel is a legitimate state under far more scrutiny than any other anywhere in the world. The focus put upon her for fault is way out of proportion to warrant, and far too little is offered for her many virtues and positive contributions to the world. For Jews to lead an attempt at "BDS" under any circumstance is misguided, destructive, and certainly not progressive. You are drinking the Kool Aid of those who would gladly destroy your own people. If what you want is for your people in Israel to survive and live in peace with their neighbors, open your eyes and don't be so naive, there are better ways to go about it.

    from the article: Just who is misguided?
    First published 02:44 12.11.10 | Last updated 02:44 12.11.10
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