None Dare Call It Genocide

One of the horrors of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict for outsiders is that it seems apparent that neither side would miss the existence of the other and both have individuals willing to inflict collective punishment on the other. Such entails the denial of humanity. Writ large this has produced pogroms, genocide, and the horrible abuses that occur in all-out warfare.

One wonders how any real peace can be achieved under these conditions?

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

Ed Kent 212-665-8535 (voice mail only) [blind copies]

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