"Why doesn't Israel work for peace?"
Silvia Tennenbaum, a writer in East Hampton, New York, is author of the novels “Yesterday’s Streets” and “Rachel, the Rabbi’s Wife.” In an article in New York Newsday, she addresses the conflict in Lebanon and Gaza from the point of view of a Holocaust Survivor:
As a Jew who escaped the Holocaust by moving with my family to America in 1938, I turn on the BBC at night. And what I see are clouds of black smoke, explosions; the dead and the dying – children crying bitterly, cities in ruins. Only yesterday, these piles of rubble in Lebanon were home to thousands. Now, the cars roll out onto the highways, white flags attached to the windshields and doors. More than half a million are homeless.
The Israelis told them to leave, but then strafed one convoy from a helicopter. The military people exert their force without pity. They win their wars proudly. They are the masters of force.