As I read the knee-jerk rebuttals of right-wing Zionists, I feel queasy and rather sad. Haaretz has courageously proposed a novel concept- that ALL people- even the Aravim and Filistinim care most about the well-being and future of their children. Please stop dehumanizing the Palestinians. They also yearn for peace, freedom, security, and prosperity. We all must struggle to agree and not to win. That is the solution for all of us-Israelis and Palestinians. I applaud Haaretz and encourage all responsible journalists-on both sides to promote a message of respect, humanism and peace. We all need it. We really do.
53-year-old Israeli woman lightly wounded by stone-throwing near Efrat settlement (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel's first step to Mideast peace: Opening the door, Obama style