Israel and Palestine Catalyze Fundamentalism

Question: How should the U.S. and the World deal with Islamic Fundamentalism?

David Maine: I have a very strong opinion. It all revolves—that’s an overstatement--90% of it revolves around Israel and Palestine. You have to understand that Palestinians also bleed and that they also have a legitimate grievance. Israelis may also, but Palestinians, in a nutshell, are being punished for something they did not to do, which is commit the Holocaust. Until Palestinians are recognized as having a grievance just as much as Israelis do, and until that grievance is addressed and addressed fairly, not with walls and with little bits of settlements scattered across the West Bank, but until it is equitably and fairly finalized, you will not have peace.

 

Author Daivd Maine says Palestinians must be recognized for their grievances.

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