Loving Their Children More

A while back NYT columnist Tom Friedman wrote a column about the Middle East where he suggested that people of the region were going to have to decide they loved their children more than they hated each other. Maybe it hasn’t come to pass in a big way, but it may be beginning. A young Israeli Jew hurt by a Hamas rocket and a young Palestinian girl hurt by Israeli missile during Israel’s Gaza war have made friends at Alyn Hospital in Jerusalem. Through them their families have also become friendly and as they are, they are engaging others on the floor. The boy’s mother noting that at Alyn Hospital political tensions do not exists, asked, “Do we need to suffer in order to learn that there is no difference between Jews and Arabs?”