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  •  If one side insists on the other side (10+ / 0-)

    accepting its narrative as a condition of engagement, then there will be no engagement.

    On the other hand, if there is enough openness simply to meet, talk, discover each other's common humanity in individual, concrete, rather than abstract, terms, then possibilities begin to open up.

    There are no guarantees, but that's life.

    Shalom v' salaam; peace and wholeness

    by another American on Sat Jun 04, 2011 at 10:13:44 AM PDT

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    •  One problem: the Palestinians have no "side." (2+ / 0-)
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      Their strongest paramilitary and political organizations are financed from outside. No one stays alive who doesn't support the goals of the foreign power brokers.

      There is no independent Palestinian voice. Their choices go to which foreigners they get to follow.

      Arafat survived by understanding the situation. His example is the very model for their leadership, along with the total sell-out of Hamas. The propaganda of these organizations could not be more dysfunctional.

      -- Perpetual War

      --Crying forever over the losses in 1949

      -- Giving children less than half the practical education of their Israeli peers

      Not rational choices.

      That's what happens to pawns. And while Arab countries are dictatorships, they will remain pawns. Hating Israelis/Jews is a plague that is used to justify the Arab power elites -- frequently the loudest themes of their self-serving world views.

      Angry White Males + Crooks + Personality Disorder psychos + KKKwannabes + "Unborn Child" church folk =EQ= The Republicans

      by vets74 on Sat Jun 04, 2011 at 01:12:23 PM PDT

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      •  The same is true on the other side as well (2+ / 0-)
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        In reality Israel is a tiny backwater country used as a pawn in the oil wars, just as the arab nations are.

        The things both sides zealots miss is that there can be no "preconditions" in negotiations. To say that Israel must recognise a palestinian state or that the occupation is immoral is as ridiculously foolish as to say that palestein must recognise israels right to exist and to control gaza. You might as well have asked the soviets to recognise the american right to rule the planet or visa versa. That isnt negotiation it is rhetoric by zealots designed to keep the evil money train flowing.

        A man is born as many men but dies as a single one.--Martin Heidegger

        by cdreid on Sat Jun 04, 2011 at 03:39:33 PM PDT

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      •  Are you sure your replying to my comment, which (0+ / 0-)

        concerned personal exchanges a/k/a dialog groups?

        Shalom v' salaam; peace and wholeness

        by another American on Sun Jun 05, 2011 at 03:20:42 AM PDT

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