Climbing the peace mountain
The rockets being fired into Israel from Gaza, Israel’s airstrikes in response, and the contemptible killing of the three Israeli teenagers and revenge killing of the Palestinian teenager remind us that the status quo does not endure in our region. Apparent calm can be upended at any time, as many actors in the Middle East prefer violence to peace.
These latest outbreaks of violence should finally convince us in Israel that we must take our destiny into our own hands. The distrust — and even hatred — between Israelis and Palestinians is deepening, and a primary cause is the lack of progress resolving the conflict between our peoples and the resulting absence of hope.