Center for Women’s Justice files petition to High Court, claiming that ban on women reading from Torah scrolls at Western Wall violates anti-discrimination laws.18:35 29.11.15 | 0 comments
The right wing's position is, "Subjugate the Palestinians until they give up their dream of eradicating the Jewish State." That's a futile position because subjugation produces anger and hatred, not peaceful co-existence. J Street's position is treat the Palestinians as we would wish to be treated and all will be well. That's also a futile position because that anger and hatred are embedded in Palestinian and Arab culture, and the desire to eradicate the Jewish State (which is has a lot in common with xenophobia) came well before the occupation of the West Bank. J Street has not hit upon any coherent strategy for reliably reconciling Palestinians with Jewish presence in the Middle East in any way, shape or form except to ignore the flaws in its approach - which is the same blinkered approach that the right wing uses. There are answers, but they lie in economics and in the social sciences and not in politics alone. The situation calls for activism on the ground in the West Bank and in Israel, not in political agreements that work only on paper and moral precepts that do nothing more than assure the self-worth of those who propound them but have little impact on Israelis and none at all on Palestinians.