Slippery Roads

  1. Slippery Roads
    Clifford D. May (archive)
    June 1, 2003

    Americans live in Canada. Canadians live in the United States. There are Germans in France, and Frenchmen in Germany, There are Arab citizens of Israel and, of course, there will be Jews in any new Palestinian state. Won't there?

    entire article- http://www.townhall.com/columnists/G...20030601.shtml

    Any thoughts on this?

    Thanks

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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   curious
    Hi mkue,

    This is a very complicated issue. I think that the townhall article is definitely skewed and their view of the settlements, well, I'm not going to go there this is a hot button topic for me. I would do a web search on Israeli settlements and settler philosophy to get a wider perspective, I'll leave it at that.

    However, I did find this great link from NPR that goes through the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and has views from both Palestinian and Israeli historians.

    http://www.npr.org/news/specials/mid...ory/index.html

    And here's a link to an Isreali newspaper website, Haaretz (I think this may be more on the liberal side).

    http://www.haaretzdaily.com/

    Take care,
    curious
  4. by   fergus51
    As far as I am concerned those settlers knew the risks when they built homes on contested land. The Palestinians want them to leave, sure, but the other question is how many of them would want to stay and be governed by the Palestinians? My guess is not many. They probably want to stay and be governed by Israel which would be the point of settling there in the first place (more land for Israel).
  5. by   Mkue
    Thank you both ! I really don't have an opinion either way I do appreciate the links curious.

    The complicated issues always make me think


    I'll be back

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