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July 10, 1992 - Image 125

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-07-10

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- As Americans, we don't feel
the strength of the tensions
that exist in the Middle East
today. It is a conflict that is
very much alive, however.
' I had my first experiences
with the Arab-Jewish ten-
..,ions in our world about two
years ago. Through my for-
eign language teacher, I had
received a pen pal in Israel. I
was very excited, and we
Lwrote to each faithfully. In
one of my letters, I mention-
ed to the girl that I was Jew-
ish. She wrote back quickly,
but this letter was much dif-

prejudices will
take effort.

Ferent than her previous let-
ters. She wrote that she was
an Arab and her land had
been taken over by Jewish
troops. Their schools had been
closed, and she rarely left the
house. The hostility that she
felt toward Jews was obvious
and I was left feeling guilty
and hurt.
I wrote to her many times,
but she never wrote back
after that. I have to feel that
.`, was because I am Jewish; it
hurt that she would reject me
for these feelings. It was the
first time I realized the depth
of the hostilities between
these two nations. Our grand-
parents were enemies, as
were their grandparents. This
leaves today's children a uni-
que responsibility — the du-
ty of tearing down a moun-
tain that has been built for
hundreds of years.
America is called the melt-
ing pot of the world. It is one
of the few nations where
racial and ethnic equality is
becoming a reality. Unless
the citizens of the United
States are willing to embrace
each other as equal, this
could all be easily destroyed.
It is up to this generation to
fight the prejudices that have
become widely accepted.
Many children have been
raised by parents who feel
strongly about the Arab-
Jewish issue, one way or the
other. Grandparents, many of
whom were born in the coun-
tries they discuss, are often
biased during these discus-
sions. This leaves children
confused, and equally as pre-
judiced as their ancestors.
_ : Today's youth must take it
upon themselves to break
down the walls that separate
_us. For the New World Order
that is forming to stand a
chance, people must be will-
ing to listen to each other and
accept the fact that other peo-
ple are entitled to opposing


viewpoints. These views may
be as justified as the opposi-
tion's. It is all a matter of
which side of the mountain
you are on. Today's society
must do several things to sup-
port an end to these ancient
arguments. All people should
support peaceful ends to the
disagreements in the Middle
East today. Problems may not
be easy to resolve, but they
must be faced with logic,
rather than force.
A much more direct way to
dismantle the biases against
each other would be to break
down the prejudices in our
own lives. This will be far
from easy — many have been
taught since they were very
young that either Arabs or
Jews were not to be liked. It
is time that Americans over-
come these outdated emo-
tions and embrace in the
melting pot we now populate.
America is a nation filled
with people whose ancestors
fought wars against each
other and kept each other as
slaves. As devastating as
these tragedies were, people
have overcome these
hostilities and become one
It is time for Americans of
both Arabic and Jewish des-
cent to acquire this attitude
and begin to live as fellow
humans, supporting peace
between these two groups.
In the story of the two
monsters, it took an unusual
act for them to realize that
they were both correct and
become friends — they had to
destroy a mountain. Today's
Arabic and Jewish descen-
dants are separated by a
similar mountain. The bar-
rier may be invisible, but it is
every bit as threatening. To be
an American of Arabic or
Jewish descent means to be
given the task of peacemaker
between two opposing cul-
tures. It may not be an easy
role, but it is a job each must
take. Maybe, through the
peaceful movement sup-
ported, these two cultures can
become friends; like the
monsters, we will be able to
relax and enjoy our wonderful
world together. ❑

'1 1 YOUTH t'"

MSTY Elects
New Board

Michigan State Temple
Youth elected a new executive
board for the coming year.
Elected were president: Jeff
Berger; vice presidents: Dan
Frank, Anthony Scaglione,
Rachel Jacobs; secretary: Tali
Kravitz; treasurer: Laura

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