|Gideon Levy (foto Anja Meulenbelt)|
If you will it, it is no dream: one just state for two peoples.
Verderop schrijft hij:
The end of the world? Why? Arabs and Jews already live together today, but discrimination, inequality, past tensions, racism, nationalism and mutual fear hinder relations between them. These will gradually dissipate, and most of the dangers currently in store for the country will disappear with one state for two peoples.
The Jews will be forced to give up the dream of a national state, likewise the Palestinians. This will be the end of Zionism in its existing form, something very painful for those who have grown used to believing that it is the only way. But it will be replaced by something incomparably more just and sustainable.
The moment Israel's Jews are persuaded that the Palestinians are humans like them, with everything this implies, the path will become a shorter one and become possible if a new leadership arises among the two peoples. Not a new politics of old and bad thinking, but truly revolutionary leadership that shatters old and bad paradigms and neutralizes fears.
Ik ga het niet vertalen en ik ga het niet samenvatten. Het volledige stuk staat hier in Haaretz. KolhaKawod - alle eer - voor Levy's moed. Dit is een historisch moment.