Sunday, July 26, 2009

Unsettled - In 2 West Bank Settlements, a Sign of Hope for a Deal - Series - NYTimes.com

Unsettled - In 2 West Bank Settlements, a Sign of Hope for a Deal - Series - NYTimes.com
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Sabrina Elfarra said...

I keep reading that Israelis “do not oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state if safety can be guaranteed,” but my question is – who’s safety are they worried about? Their own or that of the Palestinians? I feel like both sides are for the most part concerned with their own establishments, their own safety, their own country. Yes, they both want peace, but only so that they are secure. I want to believe that this “hope for a deal” is something that will go through, but I often find that it is just a show.
An old woman, who I learned about in a short documentary, is one of the last Palestinian hold-outs in the Israeli-occupied territories. She seems to be pretty cynical, and I don’t blame her. She of all people would know that despite people continually “talking peace” things don’t seem to really change.

Here is a link to the 8 minute film about this woman living in the west bank/occupied territories: http://explore.org/explore/middleeast/films/147