Episode 110 – Can We Really Solve the Conflict?

An opinion about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a bit like superman boxers – everybody’s got one. And it seems that nowadays no matter where you go – be it Indonesia or Wyoming – anyone with a pulse will tell you that while it’s true that Arafat said NO to Barak’s peace offer in 2000, it doesn’t really count since Barak was a lame duck by then.

There’s one thing, though, that the discussion about the conflict really lacks. It’s subtle, yes, but if used wisely, it has the potential to redefine our thinking process and our perceptions. This thing is objectivity.

Objectivity regarding the conflict – is there even such a thing? Let’s just say that if there is, sitting with us today is the guy who brings it to the table.

Dr. Micha Goodman is a research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, and the head of the Beit Midrash Yisraeli Ein Prat, a torah studying institute for young adults. He authored several best sellers, and his most recent book, Catch 67’, was recently published in English. In the book Dr. Goodman tries to rethink and deconstruct the most basic perceptions about the conflict, in an effort to reach new insights, untangle the axioms and maybe, just maybe, disarm the time bomb we’re all sitting on. How does he do it? 2NJB are thrilled to have Dr. Micha Goodman with us today to find out.

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