I am reminded of something the playwright Arthur Miller said about the girl in his play the Crucible who falsely accused so many of witchcraft: He said: "In a short period of time that girl was swinging the whole town around her head. she was the holy girl. she was confronting the devil in person" I think of that when I think of the zealots in Israel who are the worst offenders, and who have been allowed to get the upper hand and leverage national policies when, in fact, they are the most irrational and most in need of reasonable leaders to curb their behavior. They are swinging whole nations around their heads.
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from the article: In Jerusalem, Obama urges Israelis to demand peace from their leaders