Wednesday, May 06, 2009
This puts things rather concisely, doesn't it?
Sure, it's simplistic... but so is the criticism of Israel for not handing the Palestinians the world on a silver platter.
Put it this way: on the Israeli side, the extremists are the ones -- such as Bibi Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman -- advocating a two-state solution (even if they don't call it by that name) and declaring that Israel does not want to rule over any Palestinians. On the Palestinian side, the moderates are those, like Mahmoud Abbas, who deny the Holocaust, refuse to dismantle terrorist organizations, and respond to sweeping peaceful overtures by launching a war.
Pretty simple, isn't it?