The complete idiot’s guide to MidEast peace (part35)

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Blame and accusation are again being thrown about, fingers pointed and harsh words are being said.

But what good does it all do?  Not that much, it would appear, not If such deadly incidents are sure to be repeated time and time again without any end to them in sight.

It is often said that men learn from their mistakes. Then, after the 66 years that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been officially in contention, the accumulated wisdom of those concerned must, by now, be of a very high order indeed.

But still not enough, it seems, to do much more than complain about the unfairness and injustice of it all, the casual barbarism that both sides inflict upon each other and everyone’s constant failure to redeem the entire situation in a sound and workmanlike manner.

But real redemption here can only be delivered if risks are run that would otherwise be unheard of in ‘ordinary’ circumstances.  ‘ for those of us with better things to do.’

Or is the thought of abandoning the twin roles of victim and martyr for that of the victor too unappealing, too much of a stretch when, for so long, fate seems to have allowed us all very little choice in the matter?


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