As usual, Tom Segev is on the mark. So many of us in the 70s who were living in Israel truly believed that the occupation was temporary, but that too was an illusion. Once Moishe Levinger was allowed into the Park Hotel in Hebron, Pesacah 1968, the decision had been made and there would be nothing temporary about it. And today, Israeli occupation is simply part of life in Israel, a problem to be managed, but festering problem nonetheless. The occupation, 40 yrs of it, has made the nation sick and like any illness, it might be manageable for the Israelis but only becomes worse for the palestinians and that can only end as any terminal illness does, with the death of the patient.
Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade: Stabber is Yishai Shlissel, the 2005 parade attacker (Haaretz)
from the article: What was forgotten that morning