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Yishai and Walid Schmoozing

Our Radio guy Yishai Fleisher is joined by Walid Shantur, an Arab American hailing from a village near Ramallah whom Yishai had met in Ithaca, NY.
Walid Shantur and Yishai Fleisher

WS: Do you want my ideal circumstances? Or do you want what I think is actually going to happen?

YF: Let’s hear both.

WS: My ideal would be no wall, integration, and living as brothers. It’s not impossible. However, if the extremists continue, it won’t happen. But there are also quite a few Israeli radicals in settlements that would not want this to happen.

I think what will ideally happen is the two-state solution. There is a lot of pressure from the world to make that happen. I don’t think that it’s in the best interest of either side though.

YF: We feel that way as well. I hope that we do hold out against the two-state solution, my one consolation is that it hasn’t been done yet though. I hope that people like you influence the Arabs to think about Israel a little differently. We are brothers and we should be able to get along. Israel should have respect for the other Arab countries, and they should respect Israel back. I still hold out hope that the Arab Spring could change the thinking of many Arabs toward Israel.

WS: I want to talk about the United State’s role in all of this. I’m frustrated that one of the biggest powers in the world does not understand this region at all. I voted for Obama, but was very surprised to hear him talk about Israel going back to the 1967 border without any ramifications. To put it frankly, its ignorance.

YF: I really want to thank you and tell you that I appreciate you reaching out to me while you were in Israel. This dialogue is important, and I think a lot of people want to shut it down. I think that people like you are a window to the soul of the Arabs. I hope that you come back to talk to us, and thank you for being on the Yishai Fleisher Show.

WS: Thank You

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