I'd just like to comment...

All parties, Israelis and Palestinians, may have an unexpected opportunity to move into a new era. The secular and religious right wing has had control over Israeli policy since the assassination of Rabin, who was the last repository of the Founders' dreams. The right wingers' ideology, expressed through Netanyahu, has now reached zero return for any policy achievements.

Likewise, in the West Bank, Abbas and his buds are ready for retirement due to old age, and elections for a new generation of leaders CAN occur if the people demand a new vision strongly enough.

Gaza, of course, is a different story, as Hamas remains in control by violent intimidation of the people there. But, as their own ideological concepts of regaining Palestinian rights have been nothing but continued and repeated disaster for the people of Gaza, the Gazans, though I imagine it would take huge courage, could throw them out of power and elect new leaders with a new vision for helping the people who live there.

I'm a bit of a pessimist, and perhaps nothing will change, but ... an opportunity exists for all three parties, the policy making apparatuses of Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza, to break free from old positions and ideologies to start working with each other in a forward looking way, rather than continuing to cling to bygone ideologies that are helping absolutely no one.

Take advantage of it, guys!



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John Levin

Scientist. Writer. Meditator. Blue Tantrika. Mystical Rabbi. Climate & Human Rights Activist. I’m a man of few words, except when I open my mouth.