I just read Writing against the Mechanism of Retaliation on the Arabic Qantara site. It literally moved me to tears. In it, Petra Lambeck writes about my friend David Grossman “in the casting a gaze in the direction of the others, remembering that the enemy one hates and sees as a threat is also human...”
Grossman shares my fear that the greatest danger to Israeli society is the wide scale emergence of Israeli fascism and the "dwindling of the Israeli will to survive", the fading away of hope that peace is genuinely possible. For many Israelis – and for many Palestinians as well – peace has become nothing more than a dream, or perhaps only a hallucination. But we must not stop talking about peace, says Grossman. Because anyone who "despairs about the possibility of peace has already been defeated, he has already submitted to the fate of never-ending war".
Join me in celebrating David’s award of the Peace Prize, the publication of his new book “To the End of the Land”, and his unwavering support for the fight against the judaisation of East Jerusalem.