Respect - derekh eretz - is in fact what is most lacking in the people behind the settlers in Jerusalem neighborhoods like Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan. Elie Wiesel is a weaver of imaginative religious and spiritual tales that focus Jewish sentiment and give voice to its deep sense of victimhood and bereavement. However, as you write to him, politics has to be practical and the head must rule. Thanks for introducing pragmatism into the picture. Not everyone will agree on your solutions, but envisaging and discussing them is a first step to the wisdom required to pave the way to fairly and humanely sharing Jerusalem.
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