recognition of Palestine as a nation. It is a necessity for the security of Israel to recognize Palestine; it will tie the loose ends.
The Jews have not been able to breathe freely. There is a genuine phobia that someday a segment of radical Christians will uproot them as Germany did in the recent past and Spain some five hundred years ago, those were the only nations where the Jews felt home twice in their history but were betrayed both the times.
Shamelessly, anti-Semitism continues to operate under the radar in the United States. The anti-circumcision bills in San Francisco and Santa Monica were irksome to some, but frightening to others. Not a month passes here in the United States without the markings of Anti-Semitism. Some one’s house is painted with Swastika, someone yells at them “you people” or opens the fire in the Holocaust Museum or demonstrates hateful placards like “Christ Killers”, there are still a few Christians out there who cannot shake this off from their DNA.
Shame on our civilization that one group of people has to live in apprehensions of the other. It is just not the Jews but many a minorities in the world live in fears of the other. Shouldn’t we feel bad about it? Are we evil that someone has to be afraid of us? It has got to change.
Recognition of Palestine will put an end to the phobias and fears. The Jewish anxieties will subside when they realize for the second time in their history (first one was creation of Israel) that they are able to live a life of justice, which is a central tenet of Judaism that they had abandoned for security. It will free their psyche. It will have a dominos effect, one by one, the Arab nations will recognize Israel’s right to exist over a few years. It simply means acceptance of Israel and a welcome call to the neighborhood.
Israel by aggravating the conflicts.
fears. Jews need to feel there is a home for them, where they can chat with friends in a café and carry on conversations without any fear, have zero fears for their school going children or ride the bus without fear. All of that is possible once the Palestinians feel justice is finally served to them. More than that, Jews can live their life again as they wanted to; to be a just people.
The Americans need not walk on egg shells watching what they say, lest someone hooks them for Anti-Semitism. There are uptight men and women out there anxious to nail any one with Anti-Semitism. This will fade once their fears are addressed.
President Obama will be equally hounded by Fox News and the right wingers** (like Netanyahu, Horowitz, Geller, Spencer, Gaffney, Krauthammer, Crystal, Beck, Hagee, Robertson and their likes). He has a choice to stand up and act with courage and become a one term president with balls and leave a lasting legacy of bringing genuine security to Israel and hope for the Palestinians.
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