Watch Ayaan Hirsi Ali, celebrated author and activist for human rights in the Islamic world, in conversation with AJC Executive Director David Harris.
What was a territorial conflict between the Palestinians and the Israelis was transformed into an Arab Jewish, therefore ethnic conflict and then from there expanded into a religious conflict . Now, that conflict, that process, is no longer about the people on the ground, on that strip of desert. That territorial conflict has between 1948 and now gone from territorial and ethnic conflict to a major religious and civilizational- symbolic conflict, Now 1.57 billion Muslim people seem to have put their religious destiny into that conflict, and the outcome they want is the eradication of Israel . I hate to be the bearer of bad news but that is the objective.