Make Peace With Your Friends

(Vere, Stein Atle. @2011. “Comment: Make Peace With Your Friends”. brakha.blogspot.com.)

The common fallacy is glib: “You dont make peace with your friends, you make peace with your enemies.” But the opposite is true.

In fact, it is impossible to make peace with enemies − until the enemy desires peace. In other words: until the enemy is no longer an enemy.

Either: the former enemy is no longer able to fight back and surrenders unconditionally − so the defeated must now accepts terms of surrender.

Or: the enemy has a change of heart and seeks reconciliation − so a new friend negotiates to resolve conflicts with a fellow friend.

See Also
• (Lahav, Harkov. ©2011. “I cant make peace with one who denies my right to exist”. JPost. http://www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishNews/Article.aspx?id=219316, 2011.)