Re: Re: Re: this war & it's cause
Oct 27, 2001 02:02 AM
by Katinka Hesselink
I don't agree with the 90% bit, or with the palestinians
not keeping any promises. I suspect they kept the agreement
on easy to apply promises and not on subjects like not
expanding settlements, or not using more water than was
their due. And then it becomes an interpretation wether it
is indeed 90% or 50%. Because in order to judge that, you
have to somehow weigh the promises, which is very
I thought both were in the 50% range. But I do have to
agree on one thing: Israel is still a democracy. One that
violates human rights, but it is a democracy. Which in the
region we are discussing is rare, though not unheard of.
Yesterday I discussed it with my family, and it seems that
Lebanon is also moving in the right direction.
But then, agreeing to disagree seems out of the question?
Of course I don't feel the only good jew is a dead jew. But
funnily I feel the same about dead Palestinians. Strange,
isn't it? (being sarcastic, you don't need to reply, though
of course you are free to).
> From: Bart Lidofsky <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: this war & it's cause
> Katinka Hesselink wrote:
> > We may as well agree to disagree about this. Israel
> > preaching brotherhood? How about them finally
> > some?
> You mean give 90% of what they agreed to give in the
> Oslo accords while
> the Palestinians have yet to keep a single promise? You
> mean allowing
> non-Jews to be citizens? By being the only country in the
> Middle East
> allowing freedom of religion? How should they practice
> brotherhood with
> people whose unnegotiable documented goal is that they
> die? I guess you
> feel they should oblige by dropping dead. The ones who
> die, they are the
> good Jews. The ones who insist on surviving, they're the
> bad Jews.
> Therefore, by your standards, the only good Jew is a dead
> Bart Lidofsky
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