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Civilization, understanding and change

Reader comment on item: Ending a Century of Palestinian Rejectionism
in response to reader comment: Recent essay in MOSAIC on the topic

Submitted by Michael S. (United States), Nov 4, 2015 at 03:34

Hi, Pez

Ah, you Israelis -- always the optimists! I frankly don't think either the Palestinians, the US or the Western powers are capable of change for the good. Jabotinsky was right: They will understand a wall of steel. Short of that, there's no real understanding. As for my country and the rest of the West, we're on our way to Hell in a handbasket, and will fiercely contend with anyone who tries to slow us down.

These things eventually come to an end, usually with someone bombing the daylights out of someone else. It's what we call "civilization".


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