The Venice community commemorates the 500th anniversary of the world’s first ghetto with events that include the U.S. Supreme Court justice in a production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice.’13:06 08.02.16 | 1 comments
Mr Beilin must certainly be a worthy gentleman. But if he expects Hamas to recognise Israel one may legitimately ask 'Why?' The prescription for a Palestinian state living side by side with Israel with a viable economy is a dead letter. It appears that separation is accepted across the Israeli political spectrum and that focus is on preserving a Jewish majority within Israel proper. Which leaves Palestinians high and dry. We won't even mention the half-million or so in Lebanon and their Purgatory (I doubt somehow that any Maronite would accept giving them Lebanese citizenship, or much of anybody else for that matter) The hardening is visible on the Palestinian side, of course. Were Hamas to recognise Israel's right to exist it'd be giving something for nothing. We have two sides talking past one another.