Nov. 6, 2015
- An Open Letter to the Professors Boycotting Israel – Yoaz Hendel
You are calling for a stop to military aid and diplomatic support for Israel by the U.S. because your opinions on diplomacy weren’t accepted. You want a peace treaty in which settlements are evicted and a Palestinian state established, and there isn’t one – so you apparently need to boycott Israel until your demands are met. Be democratic, you say, accept our opinions as we’ve decided or you won’t exist.
Here’s a suggestion: Look up interviews with Ehud Barak, Ehud Olmert, and Tzipi Livni on Google. All three of them ran negotiations, all three believe in territorial compromise. All three wanted peace with the Palestinians at least as much as you do – and failed. Yes, in a theoretical world, Israelis and Palestinians would sit at the negotiation table. Compromise here, compromise there. The Palestinians would establish a democratic state next to the Jewish state. However, all that can only happen in theory.
This is a long-standing religious and national conflict. A conflict between societies – one free, the other not. The PLO was established in 1964 – three years before the “occupation” – in order to enact terrorism. Palestinian attacks on Zionist Jews who came here started long before that. The writer is a former director of communications in Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Office. (Ynet News)
(Click on the article’s title to see the whole article…Ed.)