The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is colorful, complicated, and at times brings contradiction. Just this week, rocket fire from Gaza fell in southern Israel, and the Israeli Defense Forces used tear gas on peaceful protesters in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh.
For almost every argument, there is a counter, and for almost every historical claim to land, there is a reply. The current discord between Israel and Palestine results in a daunting daily life whose problems can sometimes feel intractable.
UNC’s pro-peace activist community has chosen to embrace the conflict’s color, complication and contradictions with passion and nuance, using this understanding of complexity as the foundation for solving the conflict.
David Horowitz, on the other hand, frames the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a hawkish, inflammatory manner that all but precludes the possibility of peace.
Though Horowitz may seem to present a “unique perspective,” (as one recent letter to the editor asserted), his views don’t bring diversity to the discussion; they bring polarity.