Israel and Palestine, Conflict, Essay - Oz and David Grossman Readings
Understanding the Israel-Palestinian conflict has been one of the most difficult things in the world. However, after reading the books, In the Land of Israel and The Yellow Wind by Amos Oz and David Grossman respectively, one starts to get some insights onto why the conflict began in the first place, and why it is not coming to an end any time soon.
Reading the interview carried by Mr. Oz with a man he refers to as Z, an idea of why the Israelis hate the Palestinians is evident. According to Z, the Israeli invasion of Lebanon was a glorious thing which he defends by asserting that, that invasion brought to an end what people perceived as the Jewish morality. Z argues that, in addition to that, one other important and the great thing about the invasion of Lebanon by the Israeli is the hatred by other Arab nations and the world is not only towards Israel, but also towards all other nice Zhids, the sweetest thing about the Lebanon war is that, finally, even the nice Zhids are hated, not only Israel (Oz 89) The Zhids according to Z are those Jews in the Diaspora who considers themselves to be decent, clean, and different from other Jews.
[...] Z is ready to kill and displace all the Arabs and is very ready and will to do all the dirty work. He argues that, it is worse for a people to let their women to be made into lampshades and their children into soaps than it is its tormentors. It is, therefore, very clear that the conflict between the Palestinians and the Israeli is solely due to the Israelis quest to reclaim the West bank, which they claim is rightfully their land. [...]
[...] Israel and Palestine Conflict Essay - Based on Oz and David Grossman Readings Understanding the Israel-Palestinian conflict has been one of the most difficult things in the world. However, after reading the books, In the Land of Israel and The Yellow Wind by Amos Oz and David Grossman respectively, one starts to get some insights onto why the conflict began in the first place, and why it is not coming to an end any time soon. Reading the interview carried by Mr. [...]
[...] Works Cited Grossman, David. Yellow Wind. London: Picador Print. Oz, Amos. In the Land of Israel. San Diego: Harcourt Brace & Company Print. [...]
[...] It shocking that they do not even trust that Arafat's efforts of trying to negotiate peace with Israel is the solution neither do they trust their own soldiers. They argue that Arafat and the soldiers are not experiencing any suffering in any way and thus do not have the capacity to fight their war for them. The Palestinians just as the Israelis seem to be full of too much hatred for their enemies, in this case the Israelis. They have even transferred and taught their children to hate the Israelis. This is evident in the kind of teachings and lessons that they teach the children in kindergarten. [...]
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