Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Let's Stop While We're Ahead

No matter how hard the media and politicians keep pushing the "negotiate with our Arab enemies" line, most Israelis do admit that it won't work.  This isn't like trying fly to the moon with paper wings, just foolish unless you count on the wings holding you up when you jump off a cliff.  If that's the case, it's suicidal.

Actually, the chances of real peace and security for Israel to be the results of a negotiated "peace treaty" with the likes of Abbas and his terrorist buddies really do compare with a safe and successful flight to the moon flapping paper wings.  Are you a believer?

I'll never forget how around twenty plus years ago I begged our school to stop teaching Hebrew reading and writing with the "Bli Sodot" method.  Not only did it remind me of the terrible method which had been used to teach English reading and writing to my eldest when we were in England, but it required very skilled fine motor coordination beyond the level of some kids.  When seeing frustrated and miserable little kids who couldn't cut the tiny words and sounds, I called it:
"No cuttee, no readee."

The school principal replied:
"But we just invested so much money in the videos."

Well, after many parents complained about having to invest in  assessments and tutoring, they finally went back to a more traditional and successful phonics method.

As hard as it may seen today to call these negotiations all off, it'll be harder tomorrow.  There's no light at the end of this tunnel.  One just must drill up and climb out.  They say that if you discover you're walking in a mind field go back exactly the way you came.  So, whichever method they choose, it's fine with me.  Just escape!

These negotiations won't bring peace!


Keli Ata said...

You're right. Negotiation will not lead to peace. Negotiations with terrorists is just a stall tactic on their part, while Israel negotiates in good faith.

Batya said...

It's really sad, pathetically so. Hard to get is the best policy. And patience.