Two weeks ago, in the Intermountain Jews News, Dr Neil Dobro wrote a letter to the editor censuring Israel’s decision to exchange deceased soldiers for a child killer. Ultimately, the letter covered the Israel-Arab conflict in general, eloquently – while also vehemently – enumerating the difficulties, or as he views them, impossibilities of Israel negotiating peace.
While we agree that the peace process faces huge hurdles, we are not as strident in our lack of belief as Dobro, who wrote on behalf of the organization Americans Against Terrorism (Denver). We would, however, be interested in hearing what suggestions those whom believe the peace process fruitless have for solving the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. Is there an alternative to the peace process?
Dobro, clearly a realist, realizes the conflict is complex. He concludes, “We need a spiritual awakening and a political change of course.”
So here’s an open call, to you our readers and participants. There is a situation in Israel and the Palestinian territories that is not going away, that somehow needs solving. What ideas do you have for achieving a solution? What kind of solution do you think is viable?