Since those of us who say a two-state solution to the Israel/Palestine problem is necessary and a moral mandate are often accused of being anti-Semites by the far right, I wonder how wingnuts reconcile this statement by Ehud Olmert into their worldview.

Israel’s Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has said failure to negotiate a two-state solution with the Palestinians would spell the end of the State of Israel.

He warned of a “South African-style struggle” which Israel would lose if a Palestinian state was not established.

They’ll probably just say that Mr. Olmert is living in the same bubble I’m allegedly living in.

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  • Brian – I maybe shouldn’t even leave this comment since I know time will not allow me to get back here, but, with all due respect, no, Olmert isn’t anti-Jewish. It’s not about that at all. This is a very complex issue, duh, but we have to remember that the Israelis – Jews and non-Jews, and Jews around the world maintain very different views of what Israel is, was and should be. Likewise, I believe, Christian Arabs and Muslim Arabs view the area differently among themselves as well.

    Then mix all those up – and it is hard to find one unified position, or even two.

    The media and other groups work to pigeonhole people and groups into certain stances, but it really is more complicated.

    You’re talking about people pitting their hopes and dreams against realities and the future, and placing all that in other people’s hands. Trust is involved and don’t each of us know how hard it is to trust anyone else with our fate?

    We actually should be studying South Africa a lot and reading more about it’s history on a regular basis if we want to understand what some Israelis FEEL they are facing – whether or not those feelings are legit.

    Anyway – ironic that you’ve posted this on the first night of Chanuka. 🙂

    Thanks.

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