Israel’s most notorious newspaper ran a very interesting piece on Wednesday titled “Israel doesn’t want peace” where the author, Gideon Levy slams the Olmert government and some of its predecessors.
One question comes to mind: Why have I never heard any Arab claim that Arabs don’t want peace? Arabs are clearly more sectarized and split than Jews are, yet you’ll never hear a Western intelectual say that Israel is looking for peace (Alan Dershowitz don’t count because of the obvious bias). I only see two possible conclusions from that (one of which is absurd!):
- The Israeli government indeed doesn’t want peace,
- All Western intellectuals are anti-Semitic.
Also, if you have a small piece of land somewhere and are many many MANY times stronger than your neighbours, why would you be looking for peace? If anything, you’d welcome instability as a mean to expand your territory.