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Peace or "peace." What's the difference?

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Submitted by Jeremy Kareken (United States), Nov 29, 2006 at 08:23

I'm confused by the world's response to Arab aggression. We're demanding peace in the hearts of aggressors, but in reality this won't happen for at least a generation. All it will get us is lies - Arabs in the Middle East are taught hatred of Jews and of Israel. I don't particularly care if Hamas or Iran accept the right of Israel to exist - the USSR did not accept the right of a free and democratic Europe. Incremental change and verifiable quiet is all we can hope for, and all we should be striving to achieve. Talking about lofty goals of acceptance, peace, or love is not valuable.

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