Israel and the Palestinians: Might a different perspective help?

April 13, 2017 13:59

Zionism did not impose itself upon an indigenous people who’d been there for centuries; it was one of two simultaneous immigrations

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Palestinian protest

Palestinian protest. (photo credit: REUTERS)

PART I: Maybe not so crazy?

There are 10 million things I’ll never understand about Israel. One million because I came here late in life and missed all the formative experiences. Nine million because nobody will ever tell me. The past here is far more pervasive and far more opaque than in America. Still, after seven years in residence, I can’t avoid reaching a few conclusions, based mostly upon my sensibility as a historian and an occasionally keen grasp of the obvious.


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