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    • joel armstrong
    • 31.08.07 | 22:54 (IDT)

    Upon further reflection on my side (differing from Ms. Durston who never reflects on anything except a knee-jerk reaction against Israel), I am somewhot distressed (but not suprised)that Mr. Rubenstein had nothing to offer except a plea for additional Hebron-area laborers in Israel. One would think that such a dispasionate thinker as Mr. Rubenstein would have other solutions to turning around the deep seated hatred of the arab masses to Israel. I question if bringing in some additional laborers would result in logical thought being brought to bear. The problem with us in America is that we believe that there are solutions to any problem if rational people meet to discuss problems rationally. This simplistic solution does not work in an area where tribal bitterness and emotions rule. Does anyone really believe that the Shiites and Sunnis will stop killing themselves if Israel would disappear? In tribal societies, old hatreds continue long after the original participants vanish.

    from the article: Persuade the people
    First published 00:00 31.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 31.08.07
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