(continuation) If History is justification of refusal to alter one's way of thinking...and I stress that I do not mean to be disrespectful in using this analogy...G-d allowed 6 million of us to perish....but religeous settlers still adhere to their religeous belief systems and trust that He will solve everything.They are not thinking..'Look what happened in Gaza when we evacuated it'..or similar comparisons. I am a secular Jew but that does not mean that I am antsemitic,a self hating Jew,or anti Israel.On the contrary if I did not care about Israel I would not be here or writing letters to the newspapers.I care deeply but happen to feel that Israel could try to be more diplomatic,and act in other ways towards a just peace even tho I recognise that there are problems, The alternative,I find too horrific to contemplate. Start wit the idea that we are all created by whoever created us and that we all deserve a decent life on earth;Jews,Muslims;Christians.
Some 200 settlers clash with police preparing to demolish illegal Beit El homes (Haaretz)
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