Akiva's article, as most in Haaretz, bemoan the horrible Israelis and sympathize the distraught Palestinians. Never a question is asked to the Palestinians on why they chose to attack and kill so many in cold blood in Hebron, Jerusalem, and Tzfat in 1929. Or start so many wars where they became the loser. Or why the Palestinians' hatred was so intense that midnight attacks on the children's quarters in kibbutzim in the upper Galilee in the early 60's when peace movements were sweeping the globe. In the atmosphere of peace today, there is no room for looking back at past injustices on both sides that will on keep open wounds from healing. The only direction is forward, with separation until cooler heads prevail, and the situation can be looked at again rationally. Finally, in response to Akiva's remark about lost property in Arab countries from displaced Jews being counted against the compensation due the Arabs: Never has any of my friends who have been forced out of Iraq, Tunisia, Syria, or Morroco, ever been asked to report their losses or to help in this recovery paln. It is no more than propaganda from a government too self-centered to actually make real decisions.
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