More dangerous, however, is that such gestures by perhaps well-intentioned but naïve or foolish people serve to embolden enemies of the Jewish people and Israel. That Jews hold prominent positions in such organizations is noch besser, further proof to Arabs of the righteousness of their cause.
Articulate, well-financed and festooned with “entertainment” personalities, One Voice can get the attention of some left-wing Israeli politicians, but it seems unwilling to get the PA’s attention over the issue of incitement.
An elderly non-Jewish couple from the West Coast that joined One Voice was in Israel for the first time. Asked why they came, they replied, “We are for peace.”
“And how will that happen?”
“Ending the occupation.”
“Which occupation? The one in 1967, or the one in 1948, called the Nakba (catastrophe) when Israel was established?”
“Huh?” they looked puzzled.
It is complicated.
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