I agree with the substance of your article and must admit you are right that non-violent protest perhaps threatens Israelis more than violence. Finally the Palestinians have gotten smart and realize that their tactic of suicide bombings has played right into the hands of those Israelis who use Palestinian terrorism as an excuse not to give up any territories. And THAT is rather unsettling (so to speak). But I think Burston hasn't read Kristof's article carefullly enough. Kristof's article is entitled "Waiting for Gandhi." He says Palestinians have a long way to go before they really internalize the concept of non-violence.. I quote: But then a group of Palestinian youths began to throw rocks at Israeli troops. That’s the biggest challenge: many Palestinians define “nonviolence” to include stone-throwing. Soon after, the Israeli forces fired volleys of tear gas at us, and then charged. The protesters fled, some throwing rocks backward as they ran. It’s a far cry from the heroism of Gandhi’s followers, who refused even to raise their arms to ward off blows as they were clubbed.
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from the article: A Special Place in Hell / Israelis need a Gandhi of their own