Two Canadian views on the Israeli-Palestinian Crisis
The National Post editorial board: This tragedy is the fault of the Palestinians who let their society be hijacked by extremists.
Haroon Siddiqui in the Toronto Star: The political and media establishment – in the U.S. and, lately, Canada as well – are divorced from reality.
Two very different views – and two very different views on the two different views:
Glass half-empty = The divide on the Israeli-Palestinian issue is emblematic of deep divides on many significant political issues in Canada today. We live in a time when consensus on major issues is very difficult to achieve, even within our own country.
Glass half-full = In Canada we’re lucky enough to have representatives of very different points of view empowered to communicate with us. We encourage open debate and dialogue – which might be the only reliable tool we have for repairing those deep divides.