By Vic Rosenthal
Suppose that every Israeli and every Palestinian had two buttons that he or she could push.
- Button 1 would magically transplant all the Jews from the territories into Israel proper. It would also change the hearts of all the Palestinians so that they would wish to live at peace in a state alongside Israel.
- Button 2 would make the other side disappear from the face of the earth.
My guess is that a large majority of Israelis would push button 1. But an even larger majority of Palestinians would push button 2.
I will write another post later about what we can learn from this. In the meantime, I would appreciate comments. Am I right about this? Is it a fair comparison?