Mayor Nir Barkat's stance is that what didn’t work with force will work with more and more force - but such a doctrine has yet to prove itself.
Mass arrests, violent settlers, expulsion, and dispossession: With that as the lot of Jerusalem's Palestinians, no one should have been surprised with Wednesday's terror attack.
We have high-tech and the resources to finance a large army. But we don’t have the creative bravado and the national discipline that typified us in the past.
Israel is becoming a solipsistic nation, unsure of the existence of anything that happens outside of its own mind.