The same playbook - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Lori L
    • 20.08.11 | 19:35 (IDT)

    Militants on both sides and their sympathizers first dehumanize the Other in order to justify atrocities against them, Jew or Muslim. What permits "nice" Jewish or Muslim (or Christian) boys and girls to put on a uniform or bomb vest and become impervious to a sense of shared humanity? The answer is fear and the need to justify past losses by seeking revenge. Until we all change our narrative of victimhood and religious imperative, the same well-worn playbook of dehumanization and retaltation will be passed down from generation to generation.

    from the article: Terror, racism, and the idea that Israelis are people too
    First published 20:40 19.08.11 | Last updated 20:40 19.08.11
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