Commentary :: Civil and Human Rights : Military : Protests and Vigils

Q.E.D.: Israel, Lebanon, And The Metrics Of War

A friend of my brother's told me a story a few years ago. He was taking part in a demonstration against the security fence when a group of settlers showed up. The loudest among them were several American Jews, who hurled insults and physical threats at the Left wing demonstrators. The demonstrators, for their part, tried to exercise restraint, but not all of them succeeded. Some of them—notably, a contingent of American Jews for peace—found it difficult to control themselves and hurled violent curses back at the settlers. Very quickly, the war of words had deteriorated from broken Hebrew to juicy New York slang, and a few minutes later, to fists.

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An inglorious peace is better than a dishonorable war.
-- Mark Twain
Source: "Glances at History" (suppressed)

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