As Israeli Jews celebrate Independence Day today, the Israeli Arab community will be marking its own 'Nakba' day or day of 'catastrophe'. Reading this article from Jack Khoury on the haaretz.com website I was amazed and even appalled at some of the comments...58 years later! Israel has evolved into an envious state, but at what price?
There are two sides to every story and I believe that the truth lies somewhere in between.
Here in Montreal, the Arab speaking community continues to grow(according to Statistics Canada) second only to the Italians. The Jewish community continues to be a strong leader for social causes and not just for Jewish social causes I must add. I have great respect for the work Jewish Montrealers continue to do. This among a predominant Christian population and a dynamically developing Muslim community.
All of these groups is what makes up the unique mosaic of what Montreal is...a multi linguistic, multi religious, multi ethnic city of nearly 4-million people. I find it hard to believe that something similar can't happen in the Holy Land.
We all want the same thing: to prosper, to grow, to live....in Peace. Am I naive to believe that because we can do it here it can't be done there?