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    • Carey Jaffee
    • 25.11.09 | 06:53 (IST)

    Though overall I believe this plan represents the type of vision, leadership, and courage that politicians on both side lack I do find one point objectionable. To suggest Israel should apology without a mutual recognition the pain and grief the long standing opposition to even the existence of a Jewish State, the attacks against civilians in terror attacks, and hardships of Jewish refugees fleeing from Arab countries robs this proposal of its otherwise admirable desire to try to appreciate the concerns of each side. This does not in any way diminish the pain the creation of the the State of Israel caused for many of its arab inhabitants. That is real and should be acknowledged. But to deny a similar anguish and pain caused by the actions of militants who often expressed their desire to push the Jews into the sea negates the very attitude and essence that make this proposal so admirable. That sadly diminishes both the content and the spirit of an otherwise sincere effort.

    from the article: A Palestinian peace plan Israelis can live with
    First published 12:16 24.11.09 | Last updated 12:43 24.11.09
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