You Can't Analyze Israel without Understanding the Experiences of Its People

(CBC News-Canada) Shimon Koffler Fogel - It is impossible to truly grasp the nature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the elusiveness of peace without taking into account the experiences of the people of Israel. For Israelis, security policies and peace processes aren't abstract concepts; they are weighed with the life of one's child in mind. For a country smaller than Vancouver Island, the promise of peace heralds an end to the unshakable feeling that the region seeks its disappearance. Israelis take notice, for example, every time Iran's theocratic leaders issue another genocidal threat. The writer is CEO of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), the advocacy agent of Canada's Jewish Federations.

2017-11-03 00:00:00

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