With a reference to the classic Star Trek episode, ‘Let That Be Your Last Battlefield’:
"Two men, half black, half white, are the last survivors of their peoples who have been at war with each other for thousands of years, yet the Enterprise crew could find no differences separating these two raging men," Nimoy added, saying: "But the antagonists were keenly aware of their differences—one man was white on the right side, the other was black on the right side. And they were prepared to battle to the death to defend the memory of their people who died from the atrocities committed by the other."
"The story was a myth, of course, and by invoking it I don’t mean to belittle the very real issues that divide Israelis and Palestinians. What I do mean to suggest is that the time for recriminations is over," the former TV star said, concluding that "assigning blame over all other priorities is self-defeating. Myth can be a snare. The two sides need our help to evade the snare and search for a way to compromise. "
Well said, Mr. Nimoy. Well said.leonard nimoy news spock star trek middle east israel palestinians peace war politics celebs religion