It Takes Two

I was moved by Josh Healey's concern for the human rights of Palestinians ("Not in My Name"). It's encouraging to see young people committed to justice. There is a problem, however, with an absence of passionate concern for Israel and the lives of Israeli civilians. American and European peace workers in the Palestinian territories, and their supporters at home, have moved from being peace workers and are now Palestinian partisans. There is no equivalent voice for Israel. We need to be very careful about demonizing one side. Israel and the Palestinians have both contributed to this mess in horrible ways. Both sides, not one side, should be held accountable for their respective contributions.

Harriet Warnock-Graham
Maumee, Ohio

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Sojourners Magazine March-April 2003
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