As a self-declared right - wing Israeli, I admire your coming out and expressing compassion for the loss of Palestinian human life. Yet why attempt to attenuate the charge against Israel by putting a greater onus on the "imperfect govermental system" writ large. It is high time for Israel (for Israelis) to step up and be accountable for the transgressions talking place in Israel and the occupied territories without the sudden rejoinder: "yes, but in other countries ..." No. In Israel. Period.
Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks dies at 82 (Haaretz)