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To what end?

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in response to reader comment: It seems the Israelis are not interested why the other side thinks the way it does

Submitted by Pat (United States), Mar 29, 2006 at 12:24

What would be the point?
The basic concepts of Islam have been drummed into all of us since at least 1979. How would Israelis' understanding Islam's attitudes, any more than they already do, help?
Are you suggesting that it would make Israelis more willing to fight?

If you think it would make it easier for them to reach peace, then I would ask: how about some reciprocity?

Why shouldn't Muslims be equally willing to understand Israel's claims? Were Palestinians willing to understand Israeli attitudes when they voted for Hamas?
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