Shifting balances in hope for Middle East peace

Monday, January 12, 2009

An Israeli government spokesman says Israel is "very close" to achieving its three key goals for starting the military action in Gaza. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says the elements of a cease-fire "are there." Cease-fire or not, this conflict has shown a profound shift in power in the Arab world when it comes to war and peace in the Middle East. Michael Slackman is covering this story from Cairo for our partner, the New York Times, and he joins us now.

Read Michael Slackman's article, Crisis Imperils 2-State Plan, Shifting a Balance in today's New York Times.


Michael Slackman

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The people who founded Israel had what it took to found a country out of nothing, but not what it takes to live with their neighbors.

Most of them experienced the Holocaust and should have been treated for post-traumatic stress disorder. Evidently they were not.

What we see today is Israel treating Palestinians as the Nazi's treated them. Quoting an Israeli general "the Palestinians should recognize in the deepest recesses of their consciousness that they are a defeated people." That's why they are terrorizing the civilians.

Jan. 12 2009 08:41 AM

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