Jerusalem’s New Holy War
by Daniel Gordis, bloombergview.com, Nov. 19, 2014
There are terror attacks, and there are pogroms. The attack at a Jerusalem synagogue this week that killed four rabbis was a pogrom. It was an attack motivated not by politics but by religious hatred; it was directed not at Israelis but at Jews.
If this horror cannot be stopped, the promises that Zionism made to the Jewish people — that the butchery was over — will be upended. And no Israeli prime minister can willingly allow that to happen on his or her watch.