|In this Nov. 9, 2012 photo, gymnasts from Russian-speaking immigrant families warm up at a gymnastics competition organized for Israel's immigrant community, in the southern resort city of Eilat. Most of Israel's Olympic gymnasts are immigrants from the former Soviet Union. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)|
I think it is tragic and cruel that Israel happily welcomes outsiders (and generously subsidizes housing and perks and positive PR for Jewish people) but Israel refuses to respect the native non-Jewish Palestinian refugees' natural and legal right to return to original homes and lands.
Israel, aided by Islamists and extremists and naysayers and cynics on both sides, is also actively sabotaging negotiations for a fair and just two state solution to once and for all end the Israel-Palestine conflict with a two state solution.
Full respect for international law and basic human rights would go a long way towards preparing the people here and there for a just and lasting peace and a win-win-win situation for all our children.
Anne Selden Annab