May 11, 2018
How Israelis See the World – Yossi Klein Halevi (New York Times)
In 2000, Israel offered to withdraw from virtually the entire West Bank and Gaza. In return, it received a wave of Palestinian suicide bombings known as the Second Intifada, the worst wave of terrorism in its history.
When critics trivialize a threat to Israel’s border as “peaceful demonstrations,” Israelis conclude that world opinion is either obtuse or hostile.
The writer is a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.