July 31, 2007

An Obsession with Palestine

From An Obsession with Palestine:

Egypt has been at peace with Israel for 28 years. For the past 25 years, Egyptians have had the same president, who has never visited Israel - just the tip of the iceberg known as the "cold peace" between the two countries. We have subsumed so much into the Palestinian cause, channeling efforts that should have gone into development into a near obsession with Palestine, for little apparent good. Why has time stood still for the Arab world? The Syrian town of Kuneitra is exactly as it was when it was destroyed after the 1967 war with Israel, untouched so that we never forget. Yet how many German cities, almost leveled during World War II, have been rebuilt and are thriving again? It's time to move on.