16.2.07

Most Interesting Interview

“Israel, as a society, also suppressed the memory of its war against the local Palestinians, because it couldn't really come to terms with the fact that it expelled Arabs, committed atrocities against them, dispossessed them. This was like admitting that the noble Jewish dream of statehood was stained forever by a major injustice committed against the Palestinians and that the Jewish state was born in sin.” I think a lot of people would be surprised to hear that the author of these words is the former Foreign Minister of Israel.

Shlomo Ben-Ami the Israeli Foreign Minister under Ehud Barak, said the above phrase and many other historic remarks that are usually only said by historians, which he is.

I strongly encourage everyone to see this debate, it is more of an interview than a debate, a friendly discussion between rational men, Mn. Ben-Ami and Dr. Finkelstein. Both are trained scholars and civilized men. I was more surprised when I heard him say "If I were a Palestinian, I would have rejected Camp David."
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