May 19, 2009
U.S. Can Bring Hope to Middle East
Jonathan Ben-Artzi, The Guardian
Real peace cannot be achieved until Israelis see Palestinians as equals. America can lead the way by engaging with both sides
Israel recently celebrated 61 years of existence. On any historical scale, 61 years are not much. A little pixel in the timeline of modern history. And, indeed, most Israelis have their doubts about whether Israel can survive another 61 years.
However, these Israelis do not offer a path that Israel can take to avoid this grim perspective. The last generation of Israelis has seen little change in the makeup of parliament, government and the supreme court. The routine of talking peace in Washington, while expanding settlements in the West Bank has become our way of life over the past 20 years.
If at all,...
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