Monday, July 7, 2014

We Are Not the Same


"Israelis en masse will not call the individuals who committed the murder heroes, martyrs, or leaders of a resistance. The mothers of these criminals will not be interviewed on television and say how proud they are of their sons. Unlike the Palestinian Authority, the Israeli government will not pay salaries to the convicted individuals or their families, paying a higher sum the longer the sentence – thereby specifically incentivizing more monstrous acts. No Israeli municipality will name a square or a road in honor of the perpetrators. No Israeli politician will ask for them to be pardoned as part of the peace process or other process of national reconciliation or compromise."