Toward a solution: Israel and Palestine

From: Lawrence DeBivort (
Date: Thu Mar 07 2002 - 19:33:52 GMT

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    Where does all this leave us? I feel nothing but the greatest sadness and
    compassion for Israelis and Palestinians both. It is easy to point fingers
    at their excesses. But the most basic reality is that they, like us, are
    human beings. They bleed and suffer like us. And they are both locked into a
    most horrible situation. Neither knows how to disengage, and it is too much
    to expect that they can of themselves do much different than they are now.
    The memetic locks are now hard-wired.

    If a solution is to be found, these memetic locks must be broken. We must
    look beyond the past and the recriminations that the past so richly gives
    rise to. The nightmarish present is the only reality that really matters at
    this point, that and the faint shimmerings of a cooperative solution, where
    those may be discerned amidst the carnage.


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