The Dilemma of Peace

By Michael Graetz

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, September 29, 1995

Michael Graetz discusses Jewish values and how they apply to the Arab-Israeli conflict. He dreams of an Israeli society that lives by the most noble of Jewish values and does not have to rule over any other nation in order to exist in peace. He believes that the only way to possibly increase Arab support for normalized relations with Israel is on the basis of mutual respect, ongoing dialogue, and cooperation in economic and social affairs. He argues that the actions of the settlers and other extremists are immoral and that these are the obstacles that must be overcome in order to achieve peace. He states that making peace is difficult, but it is the only moral and Jewish way to proceed.

Topic: Morality, Arab-Israeli Relations, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Ethics, Israeli-Arab Relations, Discourse and Dialogue, Peace, Extremism

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Cardin, Nina Beth

Volume/Issue: Vol.26/no.498

Page Number(s): 1-3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Graetz, Michael. The Dilemma of Peace. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 29 September 1995: 1-3. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8335


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