The complete idiot’s guide to MidEast peace (part74)

11 arrested after Afula protest turns violent | The Times of Israel


In this instance, just as in so many before, some Jews appear to have forgotten what it is to be a real Jew, much as others have forgotten how to be real Muslims or Christians. Indeed, the situation may be even worse than that. And why? Because the response witnessed here is as predictable as it is futile. It merely follows a pattern, instinctive to us as human beings, indistinguishable from that of any other race or creed upon this planet. It is a reaction to intolerable conditions but one without any hope of dealing with them in a responsible and expeditious manner.

Shelley Dadon, 19 (photo credit: Facebook)

If the memory of this person and the many tens of thousands that have suffered much the same fate is not to be lost to a future where only more of the same can be expected, then an entirely different approach and attitude to such events must be found, undertaken and acted upon as soon as is humanly possible. – ‘ for those of us with better things to do.’

‘ No great deed is ever wrought without great risk.’

Here would be a unique and everlasting opportunity to pay tribute to all those who have gone and even those who must remain. It would be an assertion of mankind’s ability to rise above the limitations of a flawed and combative nature, an affirmation of what can be done if thought and reason are substituted for blind emotion and all those fears that an unknown – and unknowable – tomorrow stands ready to visit upon us.

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