A Palestinian woman from Gaza arrives at Soroka Hospital in Beersheba for lifesaving skin treatment for burns over half her body. After the conclusion of her extensive treatment, the woman is invited back for follow-up visits to the outpatient clinic. One day she is caught at the border crossing wearing a suicide belt. Her intention? To blow herself up at the same clinic that saved her life.So, how do we deal with this resentment and hatred? What gestures, what acts, will be sufficient to change things. And, if it is not working at the individual level, how will it work at the collective level?
What kind of culture leads one to do that?
Sadly, it is a culture infused with resentment and hatred.
It is this culture that underlies the Palestinians' and the broader Arab world's refusal to accept Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state.
This is the root of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. It is not about the '67 lines.
And until Israel's enemies come to terms with this reality, a true peace will be impossible.
Here is the entire Eric Cantor speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
Regards — Cliff