"...progressive forces trump the wilful distortion of historical realities by people who benefit from it.Also, the vigilance required to counter the overall world view of people like Samuel Huntingdon and his pernicious The Clash of Civilisations..." Now, shall Israel, a thouroughly progressive nation with Arabs & Jews serving in the Knesset, count on your support to fight Al-Quaeda, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, Hamas, & Hezbollah to the bitter end? They are the ones who believe emphatically in this Clash that Huntington speaks of. Or are you still being threatened by these individuals?
4.2-scale earthquake felt in Dead Sea, Jerusalem area (Haaretz)
from the article: It's better to be orphans