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    • Yaakov Sullivan
    • 06.05.05 | 19:41 (IDT)

    I have been attacked as many things but not cynical. If I were cynical why would I spend time on this website. I would have ceased to care long ago. Before relations opened between Israel and Egypt, the daughter of an Egyptian journalist, I dont recall her name, came to Israel and spent some months in the country, visiting and touring, cities, kibbutzim, moshavim etc. She used an analogy for the conflict that I will never forget. She compared it to a person on the second floor of a burning house. She had to get out to save her life but when she jumped she fell upon a man who was passing by and killed or injure him. The person in the burning house were the Jews of Europe returning from the deathcamps, the passer by was the Palestinian. While I lived in Israel I strongly supported the two state solution and voted accordingly because at that time it was still a viable options. Since that time, Israel has created facts on the ground that disqualify that as a viable option. Israel, I do not believe, will ever agree to return to the lines of '67 nor will she ever admit her complicity in creating the refugee problem and pay compensation. Unless there is a radical change of heart, which would make a two state solution possible, then the only two remaining options are an ongoing state of war or a binational state. Or divine intervention which will bring about the final reconciliation between Ya'akov and his twin, Esav.

    from the article: Does Israel want peace?
    First published 00:00 06.05.05 | Last updated 00:00 06.05.05
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