Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Unimportant elections

Yossi Sarid writes in Bitter Lemons about the Israeli elections and concludes that peace is possible, though only through international intervention to by-pass a hopelessly compromised local leadership.
There are no good peoples or bad peoples; no peoples who by their nature are peaceable or warlike. The differences are in the leaderships, and only there. A responsible, courageous and farsighted leadership will formulate policy accordingly and move in that direction. An adventurous, cowardly leadership that can't see beyond the present day will adopt policies without vision that lead nowhere.

The Israeli and Palestinian tragedy is one of leadership.

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