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    • Ephraim
    • 08.12.11 | 08:31 (IST)

    Not one word about about continuing official Palestinian incitement. In official PA media, they consistently refer to all of Israel as Palestine. They continue to glorify and memorialize terrorists. Abbas still refuses to recognize Israel as a Jewish State. And he refuses to talk, giving a phony excuse that Israel shouldn't build in areas that will obviously remain in Israel under any peace deal. The PA has yet to unambiguously amend their charter which calls for the destruction of all of Israel. Why does Levy place all the blame on Israel? I can suggest two answers: One, Levy is playing domestic politics and is using the situation to attack Netanyahu and the right. More likely, Levy is a true pacifist but one tainted with an idealistic zeal that makes him near-sighted to reality. In a twisted sort of way, one can't blame the Palestinians. Blame implies attributing responsibility, but we know that the PA is irresponsible. So if the PA will never accept responsibility, what's the use in blaming them?

    from the article: How peace vanished from Israeli discourse
    First published 03:12 08.12.11 | Last updated 03:12 08.12.11
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