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The Essence, Not Externalities, Will Bring the Solution

Reader comment on item: Solving the "Palestinian Problem" [with the No-State Solution]

Submitted by David (United States), Jan 7, 2009 at 23:43

The solution to Middle East situation eludes Dr. Pipes because he limits his study and discussions to areas that address only its external and superficial aspects.

To resolve this situation, he must first understand its essence, which is not cultural, military, geographic, or even "religious" in the sense that that term projects. To resolve this situation, Dr. Pipes or anyone else must sit down with Jewish texts and learn what the Jewish people have always known about who they are, who the Arabs are, what is the Land of Israel, what is the timeline of history, and related questions.

This does not seem to be on the horizon, however, because of current academic vogue, which has been fashioned and is now dominated by Christians and secular-minded Jews uneducated in their own language, philosophies, and traditions.

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