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    • Yaakov Sullivan
    • 27.03.07 | 14:31 (IST)

    Reconciliation is a very improtant part of this process, in attempting to resolve once and for all, the conflict between Israel and the Arab world in general and the Palestinians in particular. Mgally is spot on in his calling for public statements of reconciliation from olmert, and also the public statement of fears, but alas, Israel is unlikely to take such steps. First, it will not admit that it was complicit in crreating the refugee problem. The myth is too strong which states and still does, that the problem was created by the Arabs themselves. Second, they realise that if they admited complicity and apologised that they would be required to pay billions in compensation and this they will not do. The Israeli establishment lives in a bubble of self deception, in which they demand to be seen as the victim, the aggrieved party, never the agressor, a responsible party to the naqbah, an occupier. And national hubris, encrusted on the national ethos has only become harder since 1967.

    from the article: What Olmert could say
    First published 00:00 27.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 27.03.07
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