Happy new year, everyone. I have been doing a lot of thinking about Israel and Palestine lately. I tend to look at it from an Israeli perspective since I lived there between high school and college, but with sympathy for the Palestinians because of the human rights involved. Two NY Times pieces by writers/thinkers I admire have provided some food for thought.
This piece by historian Benny Morris explains how today's Israelis sort of feel backed into a corner, a familiar sense of being vulnerable from all sides.
This piece by the fabulous David Grossman gives a Gandhi-ish perspective on how Israel should proceed.