Dear Margaret, I was one of the writers in the audience at your inspiring talk last month in Tel Aviv. I agree with your comments about the "shadow" that affects our lives. I do believe that you are mistaken about its cause. I think that Israel is the most open, argumentative, democratic country on the planet. I think that the cause of the suffering of Gaza residents is its repressive regime. I believe that the "peace activists" on one out of the 5 boats included hired thugs with knives and bats and steel rods who attempted to lynch our soldiers so that fighting would break out and get in the news and sway the opinions of people like you. This saddens me. I was very sorry to read these words from you. Of all people.
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from the article: The Shadow over Israel