Burston assumes that because he is reasonable and able to see both sides, that his opponants must function with the same tools because they are fellow human beings. It's not so. Republicans have become famous in the U.S. for their take no prisoners approach. Bi-partisanship in their book is when you agree with them. They lie about Obama being "socialist", and they smile when some of their more flamboyant members jam their opponant's phone lines and burglerize their opponant's offices. In fact, they take pride in it. Palastinains are often no different. They compete with each other in their anti-Israel assertions and in decrying cooperation as collaberation. Burston's article is humanist, truthful and reasonable, except insofar as it assumes that because one acts in a menschlike manner, one's opponants will do the same.
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Professor Marcus Klingberg, scientist and Soviet spy, has died (Haaretz)
from the article: Pro-Mideast in America: Getting past 'Pro-Israel' and 'Pro-Palestine'