The work doesn’t stop, even on Thanksgiving, for President Biden, who stayed in close communication with Middle Eastern leaders over the holiday concerning the release of hostages from Hamas.
“I’ve been to four marches on the National Mall,” said David Krieger of Florida. “A 1973 Vietnam War protest, the 1987 March for Soviet Jewry, during the Second Intifada in 2002 and today.”
I am always amazed at the power of one violent act to upend the fragile progress of humanity—in particular the painstaking work of constructing peace.
Antisemitism, like Islamophobia—charges of which have been similarly made by Muslim and Arab students on a number of campuses—should be calculated by actual, violent incidents on campuses, not by unverifiable threats, or perceived feelings of being threatened.
If you want to end the Israeli Palestinian conflict, you need four things. You give me two of these things and I’ll give you a fighting chance to succeed.
No country could be expected to forgo retaliation for attacks on innocent citizens in its own territory. But what are the long-term goals?