Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Straight Talk About Israeli Settlements

Here's Roger Cohen's opinion about Israel's latest affront to America. It seems to be a honest and straightforward criticism. I hope that his stature as a knowledgeable and credible journalist, publishing in the world renowned New York Times, and as a Jew, will have a strong impact on Israel's politicians.

Update: Here's Richard Cohen's opinion on the subject in his Washington Post column. He seems to agree that the settlements are a real problem, but also has a need to blame the Palestinians for revering their terrorists. He has a point of course, but he's also using the grammar school yard style of arguing; 'You started it, no you started it'.

Leviticus started it.

The ultra orthodox Jews who are usurping more and more Palestinian land are continuing it, claiming God told them to. How can rational people argue with that? They can't. This kind of behavior scores points for people like Sam Harris who wrote, "The End of Faith" and Richard Dawkins who wrote "The God Delusion".

Update II:

Here's the WaPo editorial board's contribution to the debate. When did AIPAC gain control over the Washington Post? Need I say more?


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