Leftism Absent Morality in Israel

Many who dedicate their lives to the resolution of the Israel-Palestinian conflict or fighting the injustice or terrorism that can arise from the conflict sincerely seek to bring peace and security and resolve a conflict which has been ongoing for more than a century, before both even Israel’s birth as a nation and the notion of the Palestinians as a distinct national identity separate from Syrians. That holds true for activists on the left and right who might have honest disagreement as to ultimate blame and the question of specific grievance — such as land dispute — versus ideology and religious intolerance and who also might disagree with the other’s cynical read of the ultimate goal of the other.

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Leftism Absent Morality in Israel

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