The headlines this week reeked of déjà vu, reminiscent of previous confrontations and intifadas, as conditions on the ground in Gaza are becoming more and more similar to those that preceded the 2014 war.19:05 05.02.16 | 4 comments
Israeli treatment of Palestinian Arabs has been the raging fire that has inspired Muslim extremism. It is Israel's egregious behavior that has driven Israelis to embed themselves in a fortress state. The future of middle Israel has been sacrificed for the demands of a minority group of zealot settlers. Rational thought has been scuttled for political careers and ambitions. Israelis must reclaim their historic Jewish values which have allowed them to integrate into cultures throughout the world and become valued partners. Truth, justice and social justice need to be elevated to a place of high esteem again.