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.
One of the saddest aspects of the Israel Palestinian conflict, as of the larger Arab Israel conflict, is what it is doing to all of us. However justified we feel in our views, our anger will engender nothing but more anger; our hatred, nothing but irrational behavior. Neither anger nor hatred solve problems. On the contrary, they turn away those who might otherwise listen. The world might well have bought a sack of misinformation. Israel is, indeed, isolated as never before. World opinion today threatens the very existence of the state of Israel. And that is exactly what our Arab neighbors want. Our anger means that those who openly profess their enmity toward us are winning. It plays directly into the hands of the perpetrators of our conflict. We must do what the state of Israel does: we must keep our eyes on the target. Our target? – Education based on historical facts, on what we know is true, education that will lead to understanding, enlightenment, to the recognition and and resolution of differences. Individuals in all countries and political camps are subject to misinformation. Let us counteract that with rational dialogue. Let us appeal, human being to human being beyond borders, for peace. If we don’t – we will surely lose our way.
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.