Haaretz, Apr 20, 2017

Israeli forces firing tear gas toward Palestinian protesters during clashes in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, April 17, 2017. AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP


I assume, Moshe, that if they were to lock you in a cage for years, you would continue your Rotary membership and refuse to back a struggle against your incarceration. I assume, Orna, that if foreign soldiers were to burst into your home in the middle of the night and arrest your Moshe before your eyes, kick him, force him to his knees, blindfold him, handcuff him, and beat him in front of your children who study in Eli – and then snatch him from your home for months without trial – you would be looking for some “creative leadership” for your people.

I assume that you, who come from the business world, would lovingly accept those who confiscate your property and ban you from your own land. I’m sure it would never occur to you to struggle against those who have tortured you with such evil for so many years.

[...] The Palestinians are different from you, dear Orna and Moshe [....] They are human animals, bloodthirsty, born to kill. Not all of them are as ethical as you [....]

I apologize for the one-sidedness. How could I not maintain a balance between the murderer and the murdered; the thief and his victim; the occupier and the occupied?