STOP BLAMING ISRAEL

Michael Lerner’s article on “What’s Next for Israel/Palestine” in this Fall 2015 issue of Tikkun ignores the simple fact that it takes two to tango. Unfortunately, the two dancers in this case (Abbas and Netanyahu) are equally uninterested in actually arriving at a two-state solution. To place all the blame for this tragedy at the feet of the Israeli government is both immoral and counterproductive. Michael Lerner and those who agree with him are not part of the solution but part of the problem. The simple reason for the nonexistence of a Palestinian state is that the Palestinian national movement appears to be uninterested in having a state.

The various organs of the pro-Palestinian movement are busy proving that they are not interested in the welfare of Palestinians as much as they are interested in destroying Israel — otherwise, there would be...

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