This will not be a call for a Ghandi-esque sentiment of “be the change you wish to see in your home town.” I would love that to be the case, and to some extent, that idea will apply.
Palestinian culture is awash in hatred of Jews and Israelis and in a cult of victimhood. That may seem harsh, but it’s simply incontrovertible fact and sugar-coating it is what allows well-meaning folks like Secretary of State John Kerry to come back to the Middle East time and again peddling the same tired clichés and warmed-over peace plans. Until someone – preferably a Palestinian leader – deals with the cultural corruption in Palestinian society, there is little point to discuss peace.
Before we can get into how the hippie movement turned America and the rest of the world into hedonists, we have to first take a look at the "hippie" culture.