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Can I ask you something

Reader comment on item: My Peace Plan: An Israeli Victory

Submitted by Ash London (United Kingdom), May 5, 2010 at 17:54

Can I ask you something Daniel what would you call victory for Israel. Isn't it not already very painful. Have we not lost millions of lives in this bloodshed. Have not thousands of people lost their homes. We have heard these old stories of 'war to end all wars; but the truth is that war is an evil thing. Theres always a victim. And who are we fighting against. Those poor people who have no food and shelter. Its a shame that a developed country like Israel instead of creating good for all is involved in all this blood shed.

The time is right to forget and forgive. I am sure that if Israel sincrely steps forward with an accord of friendship it wouldnt be rejected.


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Daniel Pipes replies:

Since the 1920s, Zionists and Israelis have hoped that good works and mutual benefit would lead to their acceptance by the Arabs. That has not happaned and is as remote as ever. You raise the long history of conflict; but I can raise the long history of gratutious violence against Israel. If that is to end, something else must be tried besides Israel being nice.

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