"access to their homes was made especially difficult - just for the convenience of the occupiers. "? It is admittedly inconvenient for Jews to be shot at, spit on, and urinated on from thru an Arabs' window looking out on a lengthy path to a holy site that is more of a gauntlet to run than a path to spiritual tranquility. NO. When Arabs have proven themelves by past behaviors to behaive in this manner, public decency and the public interest in holy sites demands that they be made safe and convenient, legitimate government, occupiers or not. This kind of appology for the Arabs underlies that accusation of moral lapse and its this reason why Jews and Arabs should be seperated by transring the Arabs out of Israel. Yes, Israel is under seige and like a schockett, one must spiritually girdle one' self for the trouble of self-defense. One must become more religous, not less, in order to raise one's moral standards above those of goyem, not pine for the 'good old days' of socialist middle class irreligious consumeristic couch potatoe 'peace'. The author's point of view is a prescription for being destroyed as Israeli by Arabs and becoming assmilated, dominated, ruled and morally like them. Don't allow a war of attrition that depletes your moral fiber; make it decisive or separate yourselves from them.
from the article: A society falling apart