Gandhi’s Words an Insult to all Decent People

Mr. Donald Graham, Chairman, Washington Post Washington, DC [email protected] . Dear Mr. Graham, We met at your office four years … Continued

Mr. Donald Graham,
Chairman,
Washington Post
Washington, DC
[email protected] .

Dear Mr. Graham,

We met at your office four years ago, after I spoke at a Freedom Forum event in memory of
32 journalists who lost their lives in 2002, including my son Daniel Pearl.

The reason for writing this letter to you is a disturbing article entitled “Jewish Identity Can’t Depend on Violence,” by Arun Gandhi, which was posted on the Newsweek/Washington Post website (On Faith, January 7) and which states, among other whimsical allegations, that, “Israel and the Jews are the biggest players” in the creation of a “Culture of Violence that is eventually going to destroy humanity.”

You probably received many complaints about this article from individuals and organizations concerned about the ramifications of these words, in view of the authoritative reputation of the Post and the legendary prominence of the author’s grandfather.

I wish to add my personal, independent input on the matter.

In his final moments Danny told his captors on camera:
“My father is Jewish, My mother is Jewish, I am Jewish,”
and, as President Bush said in the White House last month:
“These words have become a source of inspiration to Americans of all faiths.”

My son Daniel died mighty proud of his Jewish identity. He, like the millions of decent and peace-seeking Israelis, and Americans who proudly carry on their Jewish heritage, did not see his identity as “dependent on violence” as the title of Gandhi’s article implies.

Mr. Graham, the article your editors have allowed to be posted is a painful insult to everything Daniel stood for, to everything America stands for, and to every decent person inspired by Daniel’s words.

Too many people were killed, abused or dispossessed in the past century by words of irresponsible authors, often disguised as scholars or humanitarians, who pointed fingers at, and blamed one segment of society for the ills and maladies in the world.

Arun Gandhi did just that.

We live in an era in which people are deeply troubled by the path this planet is taking. Violence is on the rise and no sensible strategy is in sight for containing it. Gandhi decided to exploit this state of anxiety and transform it into a mob hysteria directed at Jews, Israel-supporters, and Israelis.

Gandhi and the Post cannot be exonerated by making distinctions between “Israel policies,” “Israel existence”, “Judaism” or “Jewishness”, as Gandhi has attempted to do in his semi-apology.

The title of Gandhi’s article reads “Jewish identity,” and one’s identity is an inextricable part of one’s psyche and being. Your editors approved of (perhaps even composed) this title, and they understood exactly what it means, who is being blamed for the world’s violence, and how dangerous the consequences of these words may be.

The hatred that killed my son Daniel was created by wreckless incitements of this sort, propagated and aided by the very media of which he was a proud member.

As one of the nation’s most credible and respected newspapers, the Post has a responsibility to curtail, not facilitate, the propagation of hatred, bigotry and falsehood.

If Gandhi wishes to voice objections to Israel’s policies, the Post should encourage him to do so by detailing to the public what alternative, more effective means he deems Israel should use to defend herself. Instead, the author was allowed to make sweeping allegations, and portray the Jewish people as possessing an inherent disposition toward violence, unleashed and given license by the Holocaust.

I trust that you use the moral authority the public has bestowed upon you and not only distance yourself from the words of this thoughtless author, but assure the public that such editorial oversights do not signal a shift in the Post’s policies vis a vis the maintenance of decent and responsible discourse.

I look forward to your thoughts on this matter.

Sincerely,

Professor Judea Pearl, President
Daniel Pearl Foundation

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  • Anonymous

    Joshua 6:17Maybe the Hindu read the Bible?Those who use genocide shall suffer genocide? Cry not for Israel for Israel cries not but for self.We hold these truths to be self evident, all men are created equal except the chosen people of God.

  • pay attention, your life depends on it

    When the Israelites attack the only safe place is the ho-house. From sacred scriptures, “only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that are with her in the house”

  • Andy Gill

    I completely agree. Gandhi’s article was a disgrace, and the Washington Post should be ashamed of itself for publishing it. Although I doubt shame is a concept they are familiar with.

  • Stephen

    Professor Pearl,I think Ghandi’s comment was as insulting as it was narrowly opinionated – and I am talking about his second posting. But I think this section of the Washington Post does more long term good in allowing Ghandi his chance to speak his “true feelings” than having the Post editor preempt these statements. This forum allows commentation from all kinds of people, some I enjoy hearing from, others not so much, and some who just seem to enjoy barking.

  • Anonymous

    The remark by Arun Gandhi has been the topic of hot debate. I have been following the story through the Democrat and Chronicle. Arun Gandhi, head of the Nonviolence at the University of Rochester is a well educated, well respected man. His remarks are typical of a man of his stature and knowledge. Gandhi knows quite well that his comment would be attacked, yet he said it anyways. Gandhi showed courage. Our society has become extremely soft. And the reactions to Gandhi’s remarks shows just that. Everything Gandhi said was truth. The Jews have, mainly because they are financially well off and protected by “all powerful” United States is able to get away with anything. The numerous holocaust memoirs and movies have over played the whole situation. The Jewish community has power and influence, how many times have we heard of the Rape of Nanking?, the cruelties of the Japanese against the Chinese, or the cruelty the Americans showed to the Vietnamese during the war, or the Israel Pakistan conflict that rages on today and the numerous crimes against humanity that occur every day? The Jewish community has the capital and the influence to create so much hype. Yet, they fail to remember that they are in the midst of an ongoing war with Pakistan. Israel and the Jewish community seeks sympathy from the world in order to keep the eyes off of the war, this sympathy the Jewish community creates leads many of this world’s people to feel sorry for them and make their war seem like it is the right thing to do.

  • Prue Lloyd Rosenthal

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  • John

    Ha ha Mr. Ghandi, you got fired.I am glad the Post printed your loony moral-equivalence-laden buffoonery. It is good for you to be exposed as the bigoted tool you are.

  • Henry James

    Congratulations to the Postto have censored Mr Gandhi’s original post would have been “prior restraint.”you didn’t do that. Good for you.you printed his “apology” – it was a Non apology, but hat is NOT the Post’s fault.Good for you again.You apologized a third time, concluding after reasonable consideration that Mr Gs post WAS anti-semitic (I am not jewish btw(I think that On faith and WAPO have been admirable in this episode. And I am always right.

  • Irsh

    Contrary to what Mr Gandhi says, I am always amazed at how forgiving of the Germans, the Jews seem to be. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict does appear intractable but I dont see how the Palestinians and the meddling Arabs and Iranians can be absolved of their role in it. Would merely befriending the Palestinians permanently solve the problem as Mr. Gandhi suggests? I dont think so. At some point in the future, when it becomes more favorable, many Palestinian and Israeli Arabs will also demand that the Jews either convert or allow it (Islam) to dominate Israeli national life. This can be safely predicted based on realities in India, Pakistan, Malaysia etc. Unfortunately, Mr Arun Gandhi is taking a stance that is quite familiar to most Indians. Indeed, it was his grandfather Mahatma Gandhi who wrote to Churchill asking him to give up England and its ‘fair lands’, and all their possessions to Hitler’s advancing forces, in the name of non-violence. It was also Mahatma Gandhi who wanted that the Hindus in India forsake almost everthing and compromise with the muslims for non-violence to be the dominant ideal. The eventual result of such irrationality was that muslim leaders hardened their stances and only demanded more in the form of a separate homeland (Pakistan) whose creation was opposed but could not be prevented even by Gandhi.A fair and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict cannot therefore be found by following the naive assumptions and inflexible principles that Mr Arun Gandhi (and his grandfather) stand for.

  • Malcolm

    The first thing people do when they read or hear something that they don’t like is to whine about how “offended” they are. IMO, I could give a tick’s behind if they are “offended”. Their constant whining offends me.Gandhi has nothing to apologize for. The fact is that the Zionists were inciting the other Western countries to go to war against Germany in the 1880’s. They wanted to get the European Jews to move to Palestine and to start a new country for Jews. In the early 1900’s they were buying land there and when the British took over they saw a golden opportunity to increase their presence. They needed a boogeyman to unite the Jews behind them and Hitler and the Nazis were perfect villains. In the end they flooded into Palestine, displaced the locals, got the U.S. to back them and used the world’s guilt to form their new nation Israel. They play us like a violin and we give them billions of our tax money that we should have used for our own people.It’s interesting that they would have us believe that six million Jews were killed in WWII while they crow about surviving the concentration camps. I guess the survivors were collaborators who tossed the others into the one body ovens. I don’t know how else to explain the fact that they survived for years in the camps when the Nazis we so intent on exterminating them.

  • Irsh

    As an Indian I would like people to know that many Indians feel betrayed by Gandhi and his grandfather. However, this article of his is no more an expression of anti-semitism than the pro-muslim agenda of his grandfather’s was anti-Hindu. What it does tell us, however, is that the Gandhis stand for and uniformly apply the principle of non-violence no matter what common sense and reason tells them in different contexts. India took their advice and paid for it dearly. Now they would like Israel to do the same.

  • Lou Van Nostrand

    Clearly Malcolm’s posts illustrate the point Dr. Pearl raised. Keep on ranting Malcolm — you and Arun Gandhi are peas from the same vile pod.

  • Lou Van Nostrand

    Clearly Malcolm’s posts illustrate the point Dr. Pearl raised. Keep on ranting Malcolm — you and Arun Gandhi are peas from the same vile pod.

  • Sari

    Thank you Dr. Pearl. Thank you for responding to the words of Mr. Gandhi. Please pay no mind to the hateful voices on this blog. They are ignorant. Unfortunately, so many people are hateful and ignorant today. They’d rather blame Jews and Israel for the problems facing the world rather than really study and analyze the roots of those problems. Why does the Washington Post feel the need insult Jews each time there is a posting on Judaism. The last Jewish posting I saw, there was a Muslim woman who posted about her personal conversion to Islam…. nothing to do with Judaism. Now, the Gandhi thing. They would not dream of doing this things to Christians and Muslims.

  • VICTORIA

    sari- the point of onfaith is to encourage interfaith dialogue- people share their experiences and make their connections in their own ways we have to find deeper human connections here that transcends narrow sectarian identification

  • Gaby

    “Gandhi’s Words an Insult to all Decent People”Sorry, I respectfully disagree! He voiced his opinion about the state of Isreal. There was nothing anti-semitic about it.Sari:”They would not dream of doing this things to Christians and Muslims.”You are joking right???? Have you seen the blogs on here lately or are you only reading when it concerns Jewish heritage?

  • dudelookslikeachimp

    Hmmm…Christians and Muslims both borrow heavily from Jewish religion. So couldn’t this post also have been including them in this “culture of violence”. Maybe today’s Jews weren’t singled out by anything but their own paranioa from past treatment.Maybe the “culture of violence” actually points to the inability of these sibling religions to share their common features. The latter, younger siblings both claiming to be improved and corrected versions of the worship of God/Allah. And the older siblings claiming original rights and calling the later siblings perversions or just wrong. All three religions are very territorial witness the battles over Jeruseluem. All three tend to incite violence in the other — most often by their simple existence, though sometimes by actions.But then I didn’t get to read the article. I just know that sometimes people tend to read persecution into where it was not intended.

  • FrankM

    Reminder: Mohandas Gandhi wrote two letters to Hitler which were undelivered. Like his letters to Lord Irwin, they began “Dear Friend…” But the Mahatma was sufficiently pragmatic in Indian politics. Arun has oversimplified. How could Israel compare with the country that is now occupying Iraq? Isn’t that far more similar to the occupation of India? Wouldn’t the Mahatma’s attempts to create good feelings between good Muslims and good Christians be a more appropriate spiritual message for today?

  • Garfield R. Morgan

    You have to wonder how many people, proud of their religious faith, know the definition of faith. Webster’s has it as “Belief not based on logical proof or material evidence.” St. Paul wrote, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen.” Faith, in other words, is wishful thinking. It’s no wonder the greatest crimes are those committed in the name of religion – which will always be the case so long as people base the most violent actions on assumptions they can’t prove are true.

  • anthony macula

    Arun Gandhi clarified the only objectionable part of his claim that “Israel and Jews” hold on too firmly to their holocaust experience by correcting the implication that the policies of the Israel are reflective of the views of all Jews. I can now agree with his clarified view. It is certainly not anti-Semitic. However, I find University of Rochester President Joel Seligman’s response to Mr. Gandhi’s statement and apology paranoiac. Dr. Seligman was wrong to infer that”Any nation that remains anchored to the past is unable to move ahead and, especially a nation that believes its survival can only be ensured by weapons and bombs.”I must also strongly disagree with Mr. Pearls assertion made in other venues that being against zionism is racist. This is simply a ridiculous statement

  • Bev

    Victoria makes an excellent point: This forum should be wide and diverse, so that we can have a dialogue and hopefully do more than confirm our own opinions. So while I think it unfortunate that the highly respected and widely liked journalist, Danny Pearl, be referenced by his father in the context of the Gandhi blog, I absolutely respect his right to do so and to grieve and try bring something good from the terrible and tragic death of his son in 2002. He was a human being of great integrity.

  • just saying

    “Victoria makes an excellent point: This forum should be wide and diverse, so that we can have a dialogue and hopefully do more than confirm our own opinions.”then maybe victoria should take her own advice and quit calling other posters IDIOT, BIGOT, ISLAMOPHOBE, and PIKEY. sheesh..

  • Judith Simon

    As a Jew whose family was very much affected by the holocaust I have come to the point of exhaustion and even anger about the use of the holocaust to excuse all things Jewish and Israeli. Israel is one of the most powerful nations in the world today and yet pretends to victimization while committing genocide (i.e., a holocaust) against an unarmed civilian population. While visiting Israel, Jews should spend a few days in Palestine to see what the “vicitm state” has wrought. It is sad to say that Israel has defied all the hopes of a state based on the moral principles of Judaism and is no better than the worst country doing harm to its own people and to its neighbors. Thank you to Arun Gandhi for telling it like it is.

  • ABC

    Does Israel have compulsory military service for its young people or not? Has it been in conflict with its neighbours for many decades or not? Are the latest series of conflicts past and future being driven by US security concerns regarding Israel or not? Do a majority of the world’s Jews reside in Israel and the United States? Do a significant number of Jewish Americans approve of the US’s Middle East policy including the Iraq war which killed 165,000 Iraqis? Why is Mr. Pearl missing the violence in all of the above and instead promoting hate speech against Mr. Arun Gandhi because Mr. Gandhi sees a different solution to Israel’s troubles than the ongoing relentless violence?

  • Steve Malone

    Nice letter, but you should have mentioned how RiDICULOUS AND IRONIC it is that Islamic terrorists have attacked India virtually nonstop for many decades, and for at least 100 years now, so badly that they tore much of it away to form Pakistan… yet every week even in modern times Islamic terrorists strike india. Some smart cartoonist should draw some islamic terrorists blowing up innocent people in India while ghandi’s dumb grandson stands a few feet away writing idiotic articles scapegoating the jews.

  • ABC

    Really, is Israel fighting India’s wars? Why isn’t the American media and public as outraged by the US govt. winking at Pakistani terrorist groups when they attack India?Mr. Omar Sheikh, the person accused to kidnapping Daniel Pearl, surrendered to Brig(R) Ejaz Shah, his former handler, who is a close friend of President Musharraf. Have the US and Pakistani states done what needs to be done to punish all associated with Daniel Pearl’s murder?Omar Sheikh was in an Indian prison in 1999 when soon after Musharraf took office, Pakistani terrorists hijacked an Indian Airlines plane, took it to Taliban-ruled Afghanistan and demanded the release of their associates including Omar Sheikh in exchange for the 150 odd passengers they were holding hostage. The hijackers slit the throat of a newly married Indian man Rupin Katyal who was returning from his honeymoon on that plane. After securing the release of Omar Sheikh and two others from Indian prisons, the hijackers released the hostages and themselves returned to Pakistan. One of the prisoners swapped Masood Azhar went on to openly start a new jihadi group of Pakistanis, Jaish e Mohammed which attacked the Indian Parliament in 2001. We all know what Omar Sheikh went on to do after his release. Here’s the point. Neither Pakistan nor the US has since responded to requests for information by Indian authorities seeking to bring those hijackers and murderers of Rupin Katyal to justice. US claims to be the epitome of freedom and democracy fighting a global war on terror. It claims the Musharraf regime is a frontline ally in fighting terror. Where’s the outrage?Are the self-propagated myths of America good enough reason for Indians to refrain from criticizing the US and Pakistani states for their actions shielding terrorists who attacked Indians and the Indian state (and eventually Mr Pearl’s son)? Can a world order even be sustained in which selected states are never criticised for their support of violence simply because they claim ‘their’ violence is righteous violence and all others’ is evil?

  • Morry Blumenfeld

    This should not come as a surprise. Remember what his grandfather advised the British and the Jews to do in the face of the Nazi onslaught (from the Wikipedia article on Gandhi): “I would like you to lay down the arms you have as being useless for saving you or humanity. You will invite Herr Hitler and Signor Mussolini to take what they want of the countries you call your possessions…. If these gentlemen choose to occupy your homes, you will vacate them. If they do not give you free passage out, you will allow yourselves, man, woman, and child, to be slaughtered, but you will refuse to owe allegiance to them.” And his advice to the Jews facing annihilation . . . !

  • Steve

    Dr. Pearl’s comments are exactly on point. The Washingron Post has discraced itself by printing raciist hatred written by a member of the Ghandi family. It is, as Pearl points out, dangerous to target Jews who are, yet again, the victims – this time of Islamist Fundamentalism – as the perpetrators of violence when thery are involved in absolutely legitimate self defense. Perhaps the Post thinks we should not respond to the killing of 3,000 innocent Americans and others in 2001 at the hands of these same murderers. These same murderers who bombed and burned the Balinese because they are Hindus or innocent children in Beslan Russia because they are Christian. We need to hear what Mr. Ghandi thinks about that – but I fear he never does think about that.

  • galileo8

    Professor Pearl is right.Contemporary Jewish identity shines through the lives and works of courageous young Jews like Daniel Pearl and their pursuits of truth, friendship, social justice and human dignity — their accomplishments accentuate the emptiness of Gandhi’s rhetoric.

  • galileo8

    Professor Pearl is right.Contemporary Jewish identity shines through the lives and works of courageous young Jews like Daniel Pearl and their pursuits of truth, friendship, social justice and human dignity — their accomplishments accentuate the emptiness of Gandhi’s rhetoric.

  • GAZA STRIP

    60 women were shot at the Egyptian border attempting to escape the desparate situation created in the Gaza Strip by Israeli refusal to allow food, medicine, fuel to get through.

  • Doesn’t meet journalistic standards

    Am I the only one who is confused as to why Professor Pearl was allowed to be a “guest voice”? My point is, however gracious his tone, his post offered very little that was new, and what was new was of dubious value. The only other point of novelty in his article was his invocation of his son. What happened to Daniel Pearl was undoubtedly sad and regrettable, but how does the unfortunate demise of his son make professor pearl any more qualified to speak on israeli policy or antisemitism? Few would argue that the family of any soldier killed in iraq are automatically experts on the war, foreign policy, the proper way to encourage democracy in iraq, etc. The parent of someone killed in a store robbery does not become transformed, by their tragedy, into an expert on crime or the complex forces and situtations that drive people to commit criminal acts. 0

  • Denis

    The letter I sent to Professor Pearl at the Daniel Pearl FoundationRe: Professor Pearl’s letter to the Washington PostYou should be ashamed, Professor Pearl, for your invocation of Daniel’s death in response to Aru Ghandi’s very astute and long overdue observations. That is a cheap trick. You have sacrificed your beautiful son to Zionism and now you want to squeeze all of the Zionist spin out of his death that you can.Shame on you. You are as disgusting as the stereotype Jews have struggled with for generations.Denis O’Brien, PhD/Esq.

  • VICTORIA

    i am frightened and alarmed at the reaction and subsequent expulsion of mr gandhi from the university. he overstated jeiwsh culpability- but he mostly called for jewish forgiveness of 60 year past events, and a moving forward dialogue. sadly, that forgiveness is not responded to with like.

  • Carlos Kleiber

    Peace-loving Israeli is a contradiction, ALL Israelis are part of an illegal occupation. If Germany would have won WWII there would be ‘peace-loving’ Germans settle in Ukraine….

  • Carlos Kleiber

    Peace-loving Israeli is a contradiction, ALL Israelis are part of an illegal occupation. If Germany would have won WWII there would be ‘peace-loving’ Germans settle in Ukraine….

  • Carlos Kleiber

    Peace-loving Israeli is a contradiction, ALL Israelis are part of an illegal occupation. If Germany would have won WWII there would be ‘peace-loving’ Germans settle in Ukraine….

  • Bryan Magnusson

    Mr. Pearl, I am very sorry for your loss, and the loss to the whole world of this brave journalist, your son Daniel. I wish he had consulted with a non-muslim islamic scholar, on par with Mr. Robert Spencer or Mr. Hugh Fitzgerald of “Jihadwatch.org”. Their writings are unique in the level of aptitude and truthfulness, which are gravely missing from our national dialog.Certainly if he had, like poor Nick Berg, he would have realized how crazy and bloodthirsty Islam and Muslims actually are, and to stay as far away from them as possible.Sir, have you read the Koran yet? The Hadith or Sira? I recommend that all Americans do so, and remember that the first victim of 9-11 was a female flight attendant who had her throat cut in front of the other passengers as a message of terror requiring immediate submission from the other helpless passengers.I will not forget Mr. Daniel Pearl and what he stood for: honesty and openness, freedom of expression, freedom of the written word, and the never-ending effort to help the poor.Sincerly, Bryan Magnusson, SF, CA

  • Bryan Magnusson

    By the way..we use surgical laser-fiberoptics made in ISRAEL here in the US. We use NOTHING from India nor any Muslim country.Also, it is very interesting how many Hindus and Muslims have no problem having a Jewish Surgeon, and having their procedure done at a Catholic/Christian/Jewish Hospital (Medical Center)

  • Southernlight

    I am surprised by the Post taking the stance of propagating hatred and anti-semitic views…it is quite regretable that such a newspaper will do it. Heed the words of this man because he lost his world because of this kind of hatred the Post is now helping propagate, change your ways and apologize to your G-d ( if you have one!!) I am NOT jewish but I want to say to you in no uncertain terms:

  • ron miller

    ghandi,s comments go well beyond the criticism of the the state of israel and its history of military superiority. it is simply anti semetic at its core and shows her abusive personality. jewish identity is not tied to the holocaust. it is ties to almost 5000 years of historic proportion and humantic theater. i am a surviving child of a man who was in the death camps. i learned my judaism from him and a mother who was in the warsaw ghetto. my identity is imbedded in parents who taught me the lessons of history and the wonders of culture. ghandi owes no explantion. she simply needs to move on.

  • ron miller

    ghandi,s comments go well beyond the criticism of the the state of israel and its history of military superiority. it is simply anti semetic at its core and shows her abusive personality. jewish identity is not tied to the holocaust. it is ties to almost 5000 years of historic proportion and humantic theater. i am a surviving child of a man who was in the death camps. i learned my judaism from him and a mother who was in the warsaw ghetto. my identity is imbedded in parents who taught me the lessons of history and the wonders of culture. ghandi owes no explantion. she simply needs to move on.

  • Judith Schiller

    Mr. Ghandhi’s words are an insult to the work of his grandfather, Mahatma Ghandi. They incite hatred, and are bigoted. At best they are painfully naive; at worst they are chillingly anti-semetic. I shudder to think about the falshoods he promotes on college campuses with his M.K. Ghandi Institute for Non-Violence, quite a misnomer. In addition, I share Mr. Pearl’s concerns that the Washington Post is irresponsible posting his biased views without any challenge or checking on its accuracy. I agree that the Washington Post has a moral obligation for decent and responsible discourse.

  • T. Ted Aron

    Could not have said it better than this. G-d bless you for trying to make people aware of the truth. The stupidity of some people never ceases to amaze me. Fifty million plus Muslims want to murder the Jews by driving them into the sea WHILE THE WORLD WOULD REGRET THEIR DEATH, AFTER THE FACT OF COURSE JUST AS DURING THE HOLOCAUST!!!!!!!! Mr. Ghandi believes that the Jews have not held out their hand or an olive branch towards the Arab nations for the attainment of peace. He forgets that each time a Jew decides to reach out in peace to the Arabs it is perceived as a sign of weakness and the Arabs proceed to try to cut it off.

  • T. Ted Aron

    Could not have said it better than this. G-d bless you for trying to make people aware of the truth. The stupidity of some people never ceases to amaze me. Fifty million plus Muslims want to murder the Jews by driving them into the sea WHILE THE WORLD WOULD REGRET THEIR DEATH, AFTER THE FACT OF COURSE JUST AS DURING THE HOLOCAUST!!!!!!!! Mr. Ghandi believes that the Jews have not held out their hand or an olive branch towards the Arab nations for the attainment of peace. He forgets that each time a Jew decides to reach out in peace to the Arabs it is perceived as a sign of weakness and the Arabs proceed to try to cut it off.

  • SAS

    Arun Gandhi is 100 % correct, no matter what people like Judea Pearl have to say.

  • galileo8

    Thanks to Mr. ANONYMOUS for posting such an instructive and revealing interview with Walt and Mearsheimer –I used to believe that the two clowns are victims of a Jewish Lobby paranoia, the interview now proves them plain racists.Here are a few observations.WALT: For many people in the Muslim, Arab world there is a fundamental question of justice. WALT: John and I both thing it was a good thing. But, that act, creating a Jewish state in Palestine, involved the infliction of great crimes against the local residents– the Palestinians.G: How generous of you to acknowledge that “it was a good thing”; most of the world agreed with you, in 1947. Most of the world however noticed that attacking and invading the Jewish state WALT: The United States likes to talk about humanG: Really? To me it looks mighty consistent with MEARSHEIMER: It is the longest ongoing occupation in modern history. G: I would not call “occupation” a situation that can end immediately by the so called “occupied.” And, again, I am surprised that respectable scholars like you,would choose to gloss over the one pivotal step that can end the conflict over night: recognitionof Israel as a historically legitimate homeland of the Jewish people.Two deliberate omissions of known facts

  • galileo8

    Thanks to Mr. ANONYMOUS for posting such an instructive and revealing interview with Walt and Mearsheimer –I used to believe that the two clowns are victims of a Jewish Lobby paranoia, the interview now proves them plain racists.Here are a few observations.WALT: For many people in the Muslim, Arab world there is a fundamental question of justice. WALT: John and I both thing it was a good thing. But, that act, creating a Jewish state in Palestine, involved the infliction of great crimes against the local residents– the Palestinians.G: How generous of you to acknowledge that “it was a good thing”; most of the world agreed with you, in 1947. Most of the world however noticed that attacking and invading the Jewish state WALT: The United States likes to talk about humanG: Really? To me it looks mighty consistent with MEARSHEIMER: It is the longest ongoing occupation in modern history. G: I would not call “occupation” a situation that can end immediately by the so called “occupied.” And, again, I am surprised that respectable scholars like you,would choose to gloss over the one pivotal step that can end the conflict over night: recognitionof Israel as a historically legitimate homeland of the Jewish people.Two deliberate omissions of known facts

  • stateless

    I agree with Galileo8.

  • sandra

    To: MR&MRS PEARL, I’m so sorry about what happen to your son Daniel. I have a neice’s she’s takeing jurnalism , she got inspired by your son Daniel. SINCERLY

  • sandra

    To: MR&MRS PEARL, I’m so sorry about what happen to your son Daniel. I have a neice’s she’s takeing jurnalism , she got inspired by your son Daniel. SINCERLY