Credit where credit is due
Thank you, David Eli Barchas, for taking responsibility to change the mindset of Palestinian leaders to demand a capital in Jerusalem (“Jerusalem vision,” Comment & Features, November 12).
If Mr. Barchas’s claim is correct, he can also claim credit for setting back the prospect of peace for many years. And while we are giving credit where credit is due, I also want to thank him for reminding me that no matter how idiotic some of our peace solutions are (e.g., providing the Palestinians with weapons), there is always a worse idea around the corner.
I am also impressed that one who never lived in the same city with people hostile to him can profess to know what a Palestinian capital sharing Jerusalem without a dividing wall would be like. Such perspicacity – or is it just ignorant chutzpah?
TZVI MEIR Jerusalem