« Gaza war crimes quiz | Main | Israel's pirate repelling academy »

June 15, 2009



I don't understand what is so objectionable about the Arab Peace Initiative that Israeli leaders don't jump into immediate negotiations. The Arab world as a whole has offered Israel peace in exchange for it's withdrawal to the pre-1967 borders, the land originally allocated for a Jewish state. For a group of people that has experienced the holocaust, the Jews seem strangely unable to empathize with the oppressed Palestinian people. One might even suspect that the Israeli gov't is using dialogue to buy time to build enough settlements that a Palestinian state becomes impossible and using massive civilian casualties in Gaza and Lebanon to inflame antisemitic violence globally in hopes of forcing the diaspora to move to Israel, thus solving the population issue. But that's just crazy talk, right?

The comments to this entry are closed.



Checkpoint Jerusalem was written by Dion Nissenbaum, who covered the Middle East as Jerusalem bureau chief for McClatchy Newspapers from 2005 to 2009.

Nissenbaum is now McClatchy's bureau chief in Kabul, covering south Asia with an emphasis on Afghanistan. See his new blog at Checkpoint Kabul.

Feel free to send a story suggestion. Read his stories at news.mcclatchy.com.


    Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
              1 2
    3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    10 11 12 13 14 15 16
    17 18 19 20 21 22 23
    24 25 26 27 28 29 30