There could not be a greater contrast between the dreary Agha-Malley article in the last issue of the New York Review and the magnificent, moving, but despairing article in the current issue, "Israel & Palestine: Breaking the Silence," by David Shulman, a chaired professor at the Hebrew University.
Heartbreaking as it is, it is must reading. How can it be that a Jewish state has become so degraded, so criminal, so hopeless? We can take some small comfort that there continue to be some Israelis who have not succumbed to the moral nihilism and sheer stupidity of the vast majority of their landsmen; their numbers may even be growing, especially among young people, but they are not winning.
What, then, is to be done? Can anything get through to these people? I know of no answer other than to keep fighting, but devoid of illusions.