Thursday, January 15, 2009

Israel Is Not So Smart

For many years, Israel has suffered at the hands of hostile Arab neighbors. At first, the Israelis fought back and smote the Arabs mightily and survived.

For the last 30 years, the big neighbors have left Israel pretty much alone. Two have have even signed peace treaties with Israel.

Arab aggression has changed. It is no longer threatening. What Hamas is doing is not good, but it does not endanger Israel's existence.

How is Israel responding? The same old way - with airplanes, helicopters, tanks and massive amounts of explosives. It's not effective against the Hamas rocket throwers and their elusive bosses.

How should Israel (and the rest of the world) respond? With a Marshall plan for the suffering Palestinians. See advertisement by Tikkun (a Jewish organization):

http://www.spiritualprogressives.org/article.php?story=gaza_text

Scroll down to the section entitled: "A Domestic and Global Marshall Plan—Starting with Israel/Palestine."

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