Dan Gillerman interview

I’m in New York, and the first thing I did was grab a Sunday New York Times, and some carry-out Sushi. Life is good.

The NYT Magazine had a short interview with Dan Gillerman, who is obviously quite funny as well as smart. Gillerman is Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, and the interview simply summerizes what many of us already know. But as is often the case, sometimes you hear something said in a sentence that takes others whole paragraphs to explain.

The Bush administration, it seems, has not done much to advance the Mideast peace process. Would you agree? I think the key is in the Arab world. The Palestinians’ real tragedy is that they have not been able to produce a Nelson Mandela. Every single day, Muslims are killed by Muslims. You do not see a single Muslim leader get up and say, “Enough is enough.” It’s nearly as if we live in a world where if Christians kill Muslims, it’s a crusade. If Jews kill Muslims, it’s a massacre. And when Muslims kill Muslims, it’s the Weather Channel. Nobody cares.

Here’s the link to the the interview, though you might have to be a Subsriber to read it if it is more than a few days since publication.

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