Juilliard faculty chief has views on Israel-Palestinemain
This is Dr Aaron Flagg, Faculty Chair & Associate Director, Juilliard Jazz at The Juilliard School, with some questions on the Middle East.
The language is at best naive, at worst inflammatory. See what you think:
I pray peace now and a two state solution in the near future.
I am just learning of the Nakba, the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians by Israel. The fact that human rights groups like B’Tselem and Human Rights Watch have declared Israel an apartheid state.
All countries have the right defend themselves. When does defending become slaughtering? Do Palestinians have a right to survive? How much power is enough power? Will Palestine be returned to the Palestinians in a way that also enables Israelis to live in equal peace? Are Israeli lives worth more than Palestinian lives?