You present yourself as someone with progressive ideas, but here you are resorting to logical fallacies.Originally posted by earth.observer
Perhaps you should read what I wrote. I clearly state that I have been in close proximity to several suicide attacks.
You all seem to be quite comfortable living in America or Britain, divorced totally from the reality on the ground.
The Israeli and Palestinian peoples are sick of the conflict and sick of the old ideas. You chap reject any new ideas that come along, simply because you are all too narrowminded to seem outside your own tunnel vision.
We have several Israeli participants, and many of us have lived in Israel. Others here have narrowly escaped terrorist attacks.
While those who live in Israel today deserve our admiration and support, one's place of residence does not determine the correctness of their views.
You are wrong that we reject any new ideas that come along. Some of us reject your idea because it is simply an old and discredited idea dressed up to look new.
The majority of Israel's supporters would like to see Israel living in peace with her neighbors. Unfortunately, many Palestinians and Palestinian supporters reject that idea. You have fooled yourself into believing that Israel's enemies don't really want to "Drive the Jews into the sea" as Nasser once boasted. Just because we don't believe peace is something Israel can attain through unilateral action, that doesn't mean we aren't for peace. It just means we are more realistic than you are.