Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Israel-Palestine Conflict

Should the focus in the Middle East be on peace or on a truce?

According to Roger Cohen in his New York Times Op Ed column, A Mideast Truce, states
"Peace and walls do not go together. But a truce and walls just may. And that, I must reluctantly conclude, is the best that can be hoped for.

Obama, who has his Nobel already, should ratchet expectations downward. Stop talking about peace. Banish the word. Start talking about d├ętente."
Cohen agrees with Israeli author David Grossman who writes:
“We have dozens of atomic bombs, tanks and planes. We confront people possessing none of these arms. And yet, in our minds, we remain victims. This inability to perceive ourselves in relation to others is our principal weakness.”
Can strength come from a truce? What will it take?

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