Seeing both sides

I DISAGREE with correspondent Victor Rones’ comment that a moderate Labour leader who supports Israel is what is needed.

Let us suppose that a moderate Labour prime minister was involved in discussions between Israel and their Arab neighbours.

This prime minister would have to be able to see both sides of the argument.

He or she would have to be able to manoeuvre both sides into seeing the benefits of a compromise.

Using the words of President John Kennedy: “You get them to put themselves in the other person’s shoes. See it from their shoes.”

Victor Goldwater,
48 Bellwood Street,

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