Hear, O Israel!

Oh cease the Occupation totally,
And let the Palestinians build a state;
By taking back our shadow, we could be
A catalyst for peace instead of hate.
For they, if given justice and respect,
In turn might stop projecting onto us
Their own dark side, and so at last reject
The Jaffa Syndrome: self-delusive truss.
In time such separation could indeed
Create awareness of the basic fact
That both these peoples are designed to need
The other for their wholeness to enact.
Were Isaac thus at one with Ishmael,
The world might change. So hear, O Israel!
Michael Peach
7 July 2006




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