In such national disputes, one would expect the Arabs to launch vastly exaggerated claims, such as intentional massacre, bloodbath, etc. But what do we see here? MK Zoabi asks reasonable questions: why the soldiers had been ordered to confiscate reporters' cameras, why the secrecy about the dead, why opposition to an impartial probe. All these could have been asked by a loyal Israeli who cares about the country, although does not identify national interests with government policy. On the other side of the divide stands MK Regev and she "answers": "Go to Gaza, you traitor." I would have picked Regrev to represent the "Arab" in the dispute, and I would not have been very wrong. Regev comes from a Moroccan family, that is, she grew up in Arab culture and still behaves like one. Moroccans especially are known to be extremely emotional. This is not a good qualification for rational discussion, but she can certainly serve as a "bridge" to the emotional Middle East.
Al-Qaida militants begin to pull out of two towns in south Yemen (Reuters)
IfNotNow and its co-founder Simone Zimmerman challenge U.S. Jews to end the occupation. But they won't answer this basic question: Do you support a Jewish and democratic state in Israel, alongside a Palestinian state? And if not, why not?16:02 05.05.16 | 1 comments