Monday, June 23, 2014

Good Question

Adam Levick asks
what, in light of the Palestinian rejection of even the most benign efforts to humanize six million murdered Jews, should provide us with hope that a piece of paper signed by Palestinian leaders will actually result, after seven decades of hostility, in a diminution of Palestinians antipathy towards the Jewish other, and create a society which humanizes – and accepts the existence of – six million living Jews?
What? Wishful thinking? A belief in rainbows and unicorns? A desire to be done, once and for all, with that pesky Israel problem? A lack of knowledge about the basics of Islam, a faith whose holy scripture, the Koran, is "extensively structured as a polemic against the Jews" (as David Nirenberg has characterized it) and which is taken as literal truth by the vast majority of Muslims, even the "moderate" ones?

I think that pretty much covers it.

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