The human face of conflict. war, political threat, Intifada, struggle for the good life, women and their loved ones searching for the "good life" under war. Israel, the Israel Palestinian conflict.
The Palestinians are indeed more educated than their Arab neighbors. Yet, they too are lied to and manipulated by their leaders into an ideology of victimization and hatred. The only dream of a better future the Palestinians are allowed, is that in which they conquer and own all of Israel - starting with, and including, Jerusalem.
For thousands of years, Jews have bowed to Jerusalem in the East when they pray - and Arabs pray in the direction of Mecca. Mecca has always been the holy city of the Arabs. Are we meant to forget that in today's frenzy for Palestinian rights? Yet, today, the Palestinians stand at Israel's door believing that the house of Israel is their only gate to happiness. They are being duped because the dreams of their Mullahs do not end with Israel. Jerusalem and Israel are just the starting point for their plans of a way more far-reaching domination. The Arab Israel conflict far exceeds concerns of economy or education. Palestinians are victims of a more insidious, more dangerous pan Arab ideology than Israel, and in the interim, they are missing out on a state of their own that they could be building. We need Israel, and they need Palestine. Come in peace. Come without the self-interested leaders that have never done anything good for you. Reinvent yourselves with our help, and that of your neighbors, into a land of opportunity, a land of your own - not ours.
Israela: secrets, lies, and alienation. Heroism. Arabs saving Jews and Jews healing Arabs in Israel. Israela: An eternal struggle for peace. Three women and their loved ones seeking the "good life" under war. The complex social structure of Israel, tradition, history, war, Intifada, and love.
Author Batya Casper.