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    • Mala
    • 20.11.12 | 13:59 (IST)

    The whole situation is just plain sad for all decent people, Israeli or Palestinian, Jewish or Arab who just want to live a decent life, with an education, a job, a family and a place in society. Israel is a country of people who as only common denominator have their faith, albeit also with individual jewish traditions. Other than that they are absolutely diverse: liberal American Jews, Haredim from Russia, people whose families suffered badly during the Shoa, others who came from countries where Jews were never harmed. To unify such a diverse people you need a common enemy. And the Palestinians are a welcome enemy with the history of terrorism and the scars their actions have left on many Israeli families. The same can be said of Palestinian Arabs who have also been scarred by generations being abused by the IDF and enslaved by Israel. Slaves will rise up eventually and maybe if a "together" is not possible, one should focus on finding a better "apart" solution. A divorce is better than an unhappy marriage, so instead of looking for a peace together one should try to find solutions of permanent segregation which offer the Palestinian Arabs a maximum amount of freedom and independence and peace of mind to Israel. Creating random rogue settlements by the religious right does not really help that fact either. Do we want to be a secular state or a religion based crazy country like Iran? Then discipline the religious right and the Haredim. Plow down all illegal settlements.

    from the article: Meet the Israelis
    First published 03:27 25.10.12 | Last updated 03:27 25.10.12
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