Sunday, December 02, 2007

What is the Israeli government doing?

HISTORICAL AND INVESTIGATIVE RESEARCH - By Francisco Gil-White - November 23, 2007

Merriam Webster defines "aphorism" as: "a terse formulation of a truth." We like them. Entire collections of aphorisms are published and enjoyed, and they are passed down generation after generation. When we see something that applies we whip them out and 'fit' the phenomenon to its aphoristic 'frame': a satisfying round hole for an equally round peg.

A famous aphorism, coined by philosopher Jorge Santayana, goes like this: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Terse and true. Here's another famous one, apparently from Albert Einstein: "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Terse and true. The two aphorisms are not identical, but they do have a certain flavor in common.

Can we find phenomena in the Arab-Israeli conflict that we can fit these aphorisms to?

The following is from an article by Hillel Fendel, writing in Israel National News, a news service editorially opposed to the ongoing extension of the Oslo Process, which process will soon give Judea and Samaria (and perhaps part of Jerusalem), cleansed of its Jews, to PLO/Fatah. It is worth reading carefully. - - - -

In Depth,
See Full Article Plus part 2 below

The Arab League, then and forever
What is the Arab League hoping to achieve in Annapolis?

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