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Is There Any Way to End the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

Scott Anderson

The New York Times

Tue Jan 28 2020

Review of Professor Rashid Khalidi's latest book

...There is also a slipperiness to some of his formulations. To cite one particularly stark example, Khalidi contends that vital to the “settler-colonial enterprise” has been an Israeli campaign to sever the link displaced Palestinians feel for their homeland. “The comforting idea,” he writes, “that ‘the old will die and the young will forget’ — a remark attributed to David Ben-Gurion, probably mistakenly — expresses one of the deepest aspirations of Israeli leaders after 1948.” Well, if the writer himself notes that the source of a quote is probably wrong, then it’s deeply problematic to use that quote....

Is There Any Way to End the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?