Wednesday, January 8, 2014
What Would I Think?
If I were a Jew. Living in Israel. What would I think of developments in the Arab world? Perhaps I was hopeful when press in the United States wrote about the "Arab Spring", quoting politicians who predicted the evolution of peaceful democracy. Or perhaps I was skeptical, knowing that my Arab neighbors include many whose mission with respect to Israel is total annihilation. Today I see clearly that my erstwhile American ally pursues a new strategy. My own country's leaders don't appear to be in the inner circle. I am expected to be patient as negotiations run their course. Patience did not serve my ancestors well. Patience is not a defensible plan. If I were a Jew, living in Israel, I would be scared.