Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Molly Ivins on the Israel Lobby

Ivins writes,
It seems to me the root of the difficulty has been Israel's inability first to admit the Palestinians have been treated unfairly and, second, to figure out what to do about it. Now here goes a big fat generalization, but I think many Jews are so accustomed (by reality) to thinking of themselves as victims, it is especially difficult for them to admit they have victimized others.
When the sucide bombings stop and another Sadat can step forwards from among the Arabs, maybe then the Israelis can start thinking about mistreatment of anyone. They'd be fools to tear down the wall between them and the PA before that.

Jews aren't victims, but they will be if they're foolish enough to think they're the root.

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