Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The difference between good and evil

Sir, - "A tale of two narratives" by Yehuda Hakohen provides the reader with a prime example of bunkum hiding under a garb of pseudo-rationality. Not only does Hakohen suggest that it is important to hear both sides of a story – which is perhaps appropriate advice for a judge faced with two disputants – but he appears to be insisting that each side has equal legitimacy, which brands Hakohen a moral pygmy.

He feeds us his own gibberish of what must be done in order to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict:
"In order to solve a conflict like ours, it is necessary to step into the reality of the 'other'– to see the world and events from his subjective perspective so that we can reconcile his reality with our own and merge these opposing versions of events into a bigger holistic truth inclusive enough to encompass both ostensibly rival truths." 
Hakohen is evidently unable or afraid to distinguish between good and evil and therefore attempts to recruit us into his moral cowardice.

It is both impossible and morally abhorrent to attempt to merge the Mein Kampf narrative within any conceivable narrative of the Jewish people. It is equally impossible to merge the continuous call by Hamas for the annihilation of the Zionist entity with our determination to build our lives in our ancient homeland.

Zev Chamudot
Petach Tikvah

[Bottom image credit: Israel Defense Forces]