Just watched The Lemon Tree, a fantastic movie, and like that movie, this article portrayed, on a humanistic level, the arab side of the problem I was thinking, what if, true to their word, Al Kaida terrorists started hitting mid america. What if I turned on the tv and heard there first, that the Chili's resteraunt in Salina, where my daughter works, was leveled by a car bomb, arab origin. What would I do? That makes the problem very personal. I, would hopefully restrain myself from direct action, but what about advocacy? Would I join the ranks of Absolute Sweden (bigot), or would I become more outspoken, for the arabs? Probably the latter, but it would be rough. Now, what if it was the other side of the equation, and I were a pal. What if, instead of one daughter, I had lost a brother, neighbors, a cousin, and an uncle, and had a couple of friends in Israeli prisons? Could I remain so altruistic? Could you? Really, think about this, and try to go beyond your personal views and feelings. This may well never end. I pray to G-d that somehow, it does! I believe that this may be beyond the abilities of mankind to resolve. But nothing is beyond the powers of our creator to resolve!
from the article: Like a plane without a pilot