Sunday, March 3, 2013

To Achieve Mideast Peace, Suspend Disbelief

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From: barry levine 
Date: Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 9:09 AM
Subject: re: To Achieve Mideast Peace, Suspend Disbelief

To the Editor:
   Dennis Ross has laid out in undiplomatic clarity how an Israeli leader who was intent on Peace would act rather than speak. Point by point, he describes no Benjamin Netanyahu that we have ever seen. Yet there is always room for hope. Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin and Ariel Sharon all made difficult--even heroic--personal hegiras from the political Right towards the Peace Camp. 
   So while Israelis go on haggling over the leaders they want, we mustn't yet surrender hope that even the leaders they've got might discover that they want to leave their grandchildren a legacy of peace, rather than of squabbling over ice cream.
Barry Haskell Levine

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