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Elon’s Suggestions For Peace in Palestine

The fantasyland fog of Palestinian Awareness Week finally lifted this Sunday evening, when Israeli Knesset Member Benny Elon addressed the MIT community. Elon presented a compelling and creative solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He powerfully cut through the rhetoric of Sharon and Bush to reveal the insurmountable difficulties involved in carving out a quasi-state-entity within a sovereign nation, and laid out a practical vision for Palestinian economic prosperity and social reform. Although Elon’s solution may not be perfect, it is representative of the kind of courageous and bold thinking necessary to create peace and opportunity in a land weary of constant bloodshed.

Ian Jacobi ’06