What is especially sad is that I have always had a lot of admiration for Helen Thomas and the fact that she spoke truth to power for many years. This makes this whole episode especially sad. I am also very angry with people that I consider on the left as friends--they manage to drag out all the false assumptions about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. This is very disheartening. There is an especially upsetting op-ed in today's NYTimes. Good for you, Sara. I think that the world conveniently forgets the history of the Jews in this world--especially the fact that many Jews came to Israel, not from Europe but from the Middle East itself. They fled because of persecution, especially after the State of Israel was founded. Until the Arab world recognizes the right of Israel to exist there can be no peaceful negotiation to end the conflict.
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Initial report: Man lightly wounded in stabbing attack at Gush Etzion junction in W. Bank. (Haaretz)