Hey Smadar, I share a wish for peace with you, although I cannot imagine coming in the near future. Time just is not right, the pieces are not in place. You said it yourself, although convoluted, "Perhaps if the leaderships in Israel were of liberal backgrounds of the Jews from Arab lands there would have been peace already from decades back. But that`s also hypothetical." I know your father is Iraqi, and I also understand that the intlligentsia of Iraq considers itself vastly more progressive than other Arab societies. But there were few liberal jews emanating from the Arab lands, and who would they have dealt with "liberal" Arab gov'ts???? Please name on in the last hundred years. Can you? Obviously the more liberal arab jews would have been willing to make compromises for peace, but with whom would they have received compromises from???? Two sides have to want peace, & yes accept that a jewish state exists in what the Arabs consider their Uma.
Motorcyclist in his 20s dies after crashing near Gedera (Haaretz)
from the article: The Gaza War 'victory' - Has Israel grown dependent on terror?