Don't talk about peace and bring about war

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All to often those who speak out for the justified palestinian case go one or several steps further and act or talk against Israel itself, be it on grounds of „historical rights“ or the wish for revenge or other grounds.

By doing so the effect in reality – not in cloudy political theory – is that the conflict will be sustained.

The indispensable first step towards reconciliation is to recognise the rights and the suffering of the other side.

Robi Damelin, whose son David was shot by a palestinian sniper and who now maintains a project to bring about reconciliation, put it this way:

If you are pro-Palestinian or pro-Israel you are not helping us.

You are just feeling good about yourself.

— Schlesinger

Photo: Justin McIntosh ((Wiki CC)

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