President Obama’s brilliant speech and Kerry’s urgent warning have made it clear: The window for a two-state solution to the conflict is closing, and if we care about Israel or Palestine, or about the very cause of peace itself, we must act now.
Achieving a lasting peace
| April 11, 2011
For every narrative of an Israeli running to a bomb shelter, there exists a parallel anecdote of an innocent Palestinian civilian family fleeing from their home with minutes’ notice to escape an Israeli airstrike, or a college student living in Nablus who is withheld passage through a checkpoint to attend university in Birzeit.
I cannot possibly fathom the hatred that motivates one to launch rockets from a Palestinian school compound into Israel, risking Palestinian children’s lives to attack Israeli children. Until I do, or until this hatred no longer exists to be fathomed, I will stand by Israel’s right and responsibility to protect its citizens.
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