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Nissim Dahan's Blog – May 2008 Archive (4)

Talking To Our Enemies: Why Even Bother?

President Bush’s recent trip to Jerusalem hinted at what will surely become a contentious issue in the upcoming presidential election. In addressing the Israeli Knesset, the president said something to the effect that talking to Iran’s leaders was tantamount to “appeasement,” which history has proven to be a failed policy. In fact, the Bush administration has been repeatedly criticized for refusing to negotiate with certain, specifically selected enemies, like Iran and… Continue

Added by Nissim Dahan on May 24, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

A Recipe for Peace Pie

Ingredients:



• 1 Nanotechnology Research Department at an Israeli University



• 1 state of the art Green Technology Product



• 1 Industrial Zone in the Palestinian West Bank



• 1 mid-size Factory Building



• Several Palestinian and Israeli Entrepreneurs (preferably of the male and female variety)



• 200 Palestinian workers (preferably of the “peace-loving” variety)



• Several Saudi Investors



• 1… Continue

Added by Nissim Dahan on May 18, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Hamsa and the Businessman

Most of you probably know what a Hamsa is. Right? For those who don’t; it is a good luck symbol, in the shape of a hand, which has been around as part of Arab and Jewish cultures for centuries. Most Hamsas feature an “eye” to protect us from the “evil eye.” And in recent times, a great many feature a “dove” to symbolize peace.



What would you say are the evils that we need protection from in this day and age? I would point to three in particular. Today’s evil is the evil of… Continue

Added by Nissim Dahan on May 12, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

ISRAEL@60: A Light Unto The Nations?

Sixty years have passed since the founding of the State of Israel, and it is fitting, therefore, to look back and to assess. Since her founding, the expectation was that the Jewish State would become “A Light Unto the Nations,” in keeping with biblical prophesies to that effect. Has this hope been realized, or has Israel failed to measure up to the hopes of its founders?



In many respects, the light of Israel has shined brightly for the world to behold. Due in large part to the… Continue

Added by Nissim Dahan on May 9, 2008 at 5:30am — No Comments

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