In Israel, at least?
Before we get into this, a few givens about me:
- Assume I’m an idiot, which, if you know me, should be no great stretch.
- I’m a real, live, liberal sap who thinks that, if they try, anybody can get along with just about anybody else.
- My own background is Northern & Central European, primarily Roman Catholic but with some Lutheran and Jewish thrown in. But my ancestors have been living in the US of A for several generations.
That said, I can get back to the original question. Why not? Similar cultures, related languages and religions, been stealing land from each other for several millenia so they should be used to it by now. They SHOULD get along fine.
The treatment of the Palastinians seems self-defeating. Have there been so many Easter European immigrants that Israel no longer needs Palastinian labor?
I just don’t get it. Can somebody give me some GOOD reasons for the current mess? Yeah, Sharon’s publicity stunt pissed me off, too, because I saw it as purposely inflamatory. But the deeper issues haven’t made a lot of sense, especially Israel’s actions. Please explain.