Regarding the Op-Ed article “President must push hard for peace”: Maen Rashid Areikat talks about Palestinian hopes mixed with apprehension for a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel. How can there be a solution when one side hates and educates their children to hate the other? Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, has cited the problem thus:
Just south of Israel’s border, in Gaza, the Hamas government has created an atmosphere of extremism that vilifies Israelis and Jews to the next generation. Gaza kindergarten graduations feature “terrorist dress-up,” where 5-year-olds stage plays that glorify jihadists and suicide bombers. Counter-terrorism does not just mean dismantling terrorist infrastructure. True counterterrorism means disrupting the ecosystem of extremism in which terror thrives and showing zero tolerance for the indoctrination that causes it to thrive.
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