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    • Gary
    • 31.05.05 | 03:46 (IDT)

    Chanah, Your responses to both Carlos of Argentina and Mickael of Canada were rational and well argued. Unfortunately, Carlos and Mickael don't live under constant threat of national extortion--give us what we "deserve" or we will kill you--and so they have no idea how delicately your government must proceed in the process. Now I personally don't agree with Likud's generally harsher approach, but the fact is that you have plently of reason not to trust the intentions of those who would prefer to see the world's only Jewish democratic state extinct (by force or through the euphemism of a "bi-national" state). And history, not "ghosts" as Carlos put it, brings an enormous amount to bear on the peace process. It is the overcoming of that history, and the forging of a relationship of trust and understanding that is the only way the two sides can come together. When Khalid and his contemporaries admit that this was not a one way "rape", as he puts it, but a two-way confrontation in which the initial intent was the destruction of the nascent Jewish State by surrounding enemies, then perhaps the beginnings of a basis for trust will be established.

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