Monday, September 20, 2004

Re: Sept. 20, 2004 Op-Ed by Dr. Abd Al-Hamid Al-Ansari

The abovementioned is a remarkable article, a rare acknowledgment— my compliments and sincerest congratulations.

Only when large swathes of the Middle East, when the majority of your brethren like you look fate and reality squarely in the eye, when truth becomes the essence of your vision rather than the misguided victim of the current agendas, only then can Arabs, Jews and Christians sit down, break bread and openly share disagreements whilst reasonably working towards common goals, acknowledging differences without motivating for mutual destruction.

Two points however. Firstly, are Jews cowards because they do not have a death wish? If so, I love this form of cowardice—as a Jew, I love life, for me & for you, for us all.

Secondly, I commend you for acknowledging that old canard, confirming as a forgery the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. You have indeed both courage and truth and I have no doubt, that our commonalities are greater than our differences.

I look forward to a day when we can all, as different nations and different religions, enjoy and share the Middle East—there really is enough for us all to share, for our children and our children’s’ children.

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