Monday, November 22, 2010

Ten Years Later - And I Was Right

From The Jewish Chronicle archives six weeks into the Second Intifada:

Can the centre hold?
Eric Silver

"We are able to deal with this situation," says Yisrael Medad, a veteran, American-born settlement activist, "because we remember what happened in 1947 and '48. We are returning to our history."

"Everywhere there is fighting," says Janet Aviad, a veteran, American-born Peace Now activist, "it's the settlements that are in the middle. The bypass roads, built for them, have become bloody roads. The logical conclusion is that the sooner settlement activity is stopped and the most problematic settlements are removed, the better."

The violence of Bloody October has united most Israelis behind a shared sense of being under attack and misreported - except for the militant right and the militant left.

The settlers are hunkering down behind their barricades...

But if I was a "veteran" in 2000, what am I now?


1 comment:

Juniper in the Desert said...

You are now "venerable"! :))