Thursday, July 30, 2009

Some Israeli Voices of Sanity

Several Israeli writers in the last day or two have chimed in with reasoned criticism of the entire settler movement in the West Bank: one essay in Yedioth Aharanoth. (Israel's biggest-selling paper) . . and one of them in the Jerusalem Post, a paper whose editorial stance trends very much to the hyper-Zionist, pro-settler right. The comments on both essays are running pretty much con-

Also, note the essay from Gershom Gorenberg in the on-line American Prospect about the flap over the housing construction in East Jerusalem at the site of the old Shepherd Hotel, bought by American bingo mogul (and settlements-funder extraordinaire) Irving Moskowitz.. . .

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