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Israel's Self Defeating Strategy

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By Ben Cohen

Professor of literature at Yale David Bromich gives a deadly accurate analysis of Israel's coming conundrum:

This deadlock in the middle of apparent victory was inevitable. You

cannot bomb a people into partnership. You cannot obliterate a people

into a just and lasting peace. You cannot drive deep into their

consciousness the knowledge that they are a defeated people and, when

you have finished your education through violence, come to treat them

as moral and political equals with yourself. So Israel is now at a

loss. It cannot see its beginnings in this vision of its triumph.