“A Reset in Jewish Thinking”

May 1, 2009

As an American Jew born in 1940, I’ve made or repeated many of the following arguments for over 60 years:

“Arabs never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.” “Other Arab nations should absorb the Palestinians.” “Israel withdrew from Gaza and look what happened.” “The Palestinian people don’t exist.” “Israel needs the West Bank for security.” “Critics of Israel are usually anti-Semites or self-hating Jews.” “Biblically, the eastern border of Israel should be the Jordan River.” “Blame the Arabs for not accepting the U.N. partition plan of 1947.”

Of course, the Arabs have retorts to all the above, and a plethora of their own grievances.

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