There is another, more visionary path whose time may have come at last: If the government permitted the construction of these apartments but discontinued discriminatory policies in deciding who would occupy them, we could indeed move forward toward a lasting peace...If an eventual Palestinian state and Israel are to coexist, they must do so as neighbors, and a mixed housing complex could be a model of how this could happen...
Leslie, please, did you forget that that's how the conflict actually started?
Jews tried to buy land, construct homes and live among the Arabs starting, in the modern era, from the mid-1800s. But the Arabs basically said "we'll kill you, rape you, burn you, if you try that".
And you know what? That's what they did. Ethnic cleansing, discriminatory residency, terror, forcing the British Mandate to close the gates to immigration on the eve of World War II, etc.
They didn't - and don't- want us among them. They deny it's our national home. They deny the Temple existed.
Is this Leslie?