Bargaining chips

by Richard on October 18, 2011

Stephen Sizer: Shalit should have been released 5 years ago

What this conflict needs is radical and unconditional acts of compassion, not bartering, as if human beings were animals to be traded.

Jesus insisted,

“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” (Matthew 5:44-45)

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Ric 10.18.11 at 12:07 pm

Surprisingly enough, the comment by Stephen Sizer that you link to is both decent and correct. Credit where credit is due.
‘Radical and unconditional acts of compassion’ are wonderful. However, ‘critical friends of Israel’ need to understand that, after the Shoah, there just aren’t enough Jews left in the world for us to risk trusting those who have shown themselves to be untrustworthy.

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Richard 10.18.11 at 2:31 pm

Stephen Sizer’s comment is much more typical of him than you might think.

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Zack 10.18.11 at 6:22 pm

Judging by the state of the guy I think we’ll be a long time waiting for any unconditional acts of compassion.

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