Worried Lebanese

thought crumbs on lebanese and middle eastern politics

Two interesting articles by Bradley Burston

Posted by worriedlebanese on 27/05/2008

I think two of the most interesting articles I read this year surrounding the 60th anniversary of Israel were penned by Bradley Burston, in the Israeli daily HaAretz : 

– We owe the Palestinians a state

– Sixty years of Nakba, 60 years of nothing.

Both articles are courageous and highlight very important things that were obliterated by the imposing celebrations of Israel’s independence day. What I most admired is what Burston terms Israel’s “tragic success”, and how he flips the coin to look at its other side. He invites Israelis to consider on that day what they owe the Palestinians. 

Lastly, he sums up the last two decades extraordinarily. During the 90s, “we lost our belief in the power of peace to solve our problems”, and “then we lost our faith in the power of war to do the same”.  





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