The inability to imagine peace - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark
    • 28.03.11 | 18:18 (IST)

    Mr. Davison, I HAVE read the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative, am a former active supporter of Israel, and most people would probably not label me an "illiterate fool," as you label all those who don't agree with you. To be frank, fair-minded people the world over regard what you would probably call Israel's apparent total inability to imagine the sincerity of this proposal as totally insincere, and as evidence that Israel, not the Arabs, are the primary obstacle to peace in the Middle East. This, combined with Israel's vastly greater kill ratio than any of its adversaries, it's flaunting of international laws and norms, and it's clear double standards within what it calls a democratic form of government, make it impossible for me to continue to support Israel. Much of the world apparently agrees. Israel is widely considered a phariah state, and in my opinion, for good reason. I hope for the sake of Israel, that persons of your perspective learn to do something other than fear and hate.

    from the article: Arab peace initiative is another missed opportunity for Israel
    First published 02:08 28.03.11 | Last updated 02:08 28.03.11
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