Leonard Cohen's Concert Sells Out
By Micah Halpern
Monday August 3, 2009
I've Been Thinking:
Leonard Cohen's concert in Israel on September 24th sold out in just a few hours.
The theme of the concert is coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians.
The 47,000 Israelis who grabbed up the tickets are just part of a much larger society, a society that aspires to that very goal of coexistence.
Leonard Cohen was planning on holding a concert in Ramallah on the same theme. Palestinian outrage forced the concert organizers to cancel. According to the Palestinians, coexistence implies that Israelis have a claim, it implies that the Israeli narrative might be correct. That was unacceptable to the Palestinian masses and to Palestinian leaders.
One has to ask the question: Is it possible that one side does not want peace?
If the answer is yes, what is it that the Palestinians really do want?
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