Justice often opposite of Peace -- cf. M. of Venice - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • DJStahl
    • 19.03.06 | 22:46 (IST)

    "No Justice, No Peace" is a routine slogan, but in reality those who demand perfect, exact justice are those who oppose peace. The Jewish character in Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice" demands his "pound of flesh," because he wants to destroy his enemy -- not because he has any use for the pound of flesh. Demanding a "just peace" -- whatever that's supposed to be, however that would be determined -- is the same as postponing peace. Probably indefinitely. Those who truly want peace definitely do _not_ want "justice." They make _peace_ the first priority.

    from the article: A new consensus
    First published 00:00 19.03.06 | Last updated 00:00 19.03.06
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