how can it be, that we all look at the same situation and yet what we see and what we conclude is the oppossite? I mean left and right, liberal and conservative both want to the same thing in the end, what is best for israel, and they both are part of the same reality, and some sort of obective truth. But yet there is absolutely no understanding of what the other side sees. To me everything Newt says seems delusional, paranoid, dangerous and placed in a black and white world. I read this and think: he must be talking about some other reality, not the one here. Yet I am sure he truly believes what he is saying. Itd be too easy to suppose that all he wants is power and so he intrumentalises these fears. We need to understand him first. There'll be no solution without "the other side". But how can we get back to a point where we at least understand each others views no matter if we share them?
MK Nachman Shai calls on Netanyahu to declare national state of emergency (Haaretz)
from the article: 'The Arab Spring is a fantasy'