We don't live in an ideal world part1 - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • peter
    • 28.03.06 | 18:53 (IST)

    Is moshe arens right? Of course he is. The fact that we don't live in an ideal world doesn't meant we shouldn't strive for one. One of the principles of judaism is to try and improve our (mans) lives and souls. Clearly it's a very difficult thing to as all societies throughout history have struggled with this type of problem. North America interned japanese citizens during wwll for example. Israel has struggled with how to deal with a large minority of people who share a common heritage with her surrounding neighbors who want to destroy her. It's easy to say they should be treated as everybody else, harder to accomplish though. If one considers that Israel has been on a war footing with the arabs from day 1, they are offering normalized relation now, 60 years after the fact IF we give away the few % of land still in our hands, what can one honestly expect from Israel. The rights of arabs in Israel are far greater than others in similiar situations in history.

    from the article: The missing Arab issue
    First published 00:00 28.03.06 | Last updated 00:00 28.03.06
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