There is a subtle symmetry between the two, in that each side knows what is the other's worst fear and plays on it. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Diane in DC
    • 15.03.11 | 18:49 (IST)

    The Israelis fear is insecurity - not to be safe even in the country that was meant to be their safe haven. That's why a bomb on a bus in Tel Aviv strikes such existential fear. The Palestinians elemental fear is to be finally displaced from what remains to them of their land; to finally cease to exist as a people in its own home. That's why settlements are a knife in the heart to them. It's sad to realise how expert you have both become in knowing how to hurt each other.

    from the article: A disturbing symmetry
    First published 02:55 15.03.11 | Last updated 02:55 15.03.11
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