August 13, 2014

Israel, Stop Calling Hamas a Terrorist Org

A. B. Yehoshua, The New Republic

The Associated Press

When Israel was established officially in 1948, the Jordanians bombarded Jerusalem and isolated it even as they killed hundreds of its residents. Yet, throughout that cruel and difficult war, no one called the Jordanians “terrorists.” They were simply the enemy. And in the very midst of such awful bloodshed, ongoing talks were held between the official Israeli and Jordanian delegations. These cease fire talks—brokered by the United Nations—eventually led to a fragile agreement to cease hostilities in 1949.

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