The following is inspired by the wave of anti-Annapolis meeting articles and activities being generated by so called "Zionist activists" who are acting as our own worst enemies. In particular, I was offended by a poisonous article by Steve Plaut (Jewish Press, November 7), which, among other things, recommends turning large parts of southern Lebanon into parking lots. Continued...
Anti-Zionists provide sufficient demonization of Zionists. They don't need help from Steve Plaut. In real life, as opposed to Archie Bunker fantasies, Israel is not going to turn southern Lebanon into a parking lot, so why make believe Israel is an evil and war mongering state?
The Zionist refusal front is reminiscent of the resolutions of the Arab summit conference of Khartoum, in 1967: "No peace with Israel, no recognition, no negotiations." What policy could be more self-destructive than that? What policy could lead more surely to universal condemnation and demonization of Israel and Zionism?
Question: Will the Annapolis meeting produce peace in the Middle East?
Answer: Probably not.
Question: Should Israel attend the Annapolis meeting?
Answer: Yes, absolutely.
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