Mr. Wright gets it wrong. There are any number of shooting himself in the foot moments to choose from but none quite reaches the degree of bald faced denial and equivocation than his dismissal of the role religion plays in the Palestinian -Israeli conflict.
Where the origins of the conflict are complex, its persistence and intractability can be directly traced to the absolutist positions maintained by the orthodox faith floggers on either side. If your god, unequivocally documented by his "holy" scripture, has designated you as the sole proprietor of the land, then there is nothing left to be negotiated.
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