Tuesday, December 30, 2008

David and Goliath

There can be no doubt that in its treatment of the Palestinian people - not Hamas, not Hezbollah, but the people of Palestine - Israel is Goliath and David is Palestine.
Jubilee politics need to be practiced in Israel-Palestine, sanctuary politics, and the spiritual depths need to be inhabited by Israelis, before the battered and abused people of Palestine can ever hope to move away from the options offered by Palestinian gangsters. That is the flaw of a long occupation, the victims lose everything but a willingness to be led by individuals hard enough to engage in endless vendetta. And when the people become reliant on gangsters, they become twice doomed.

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