Honest debate can kill the Right. Try to argue with them on a rational basis about the value of settlements in the West Bank. Who can possibly justify it from a rational point of view? The Palestinians will eventually become citizens and Israel will become the lost dream. To argue, they will rely on: It used to be ours, we dreamt about it for 2000 years, the Messiah will come, etc. No rationality. No wonder that there are effectively no intellectuals in the Right. Thinking people automatically become leftists, just because they think! Instead of getting into a losing debate, the Right hates, threatens and intimidates.
Court rejects plea bargain from former PM Olmert, adding one month to jail sentence (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel’s problem is the settlements, not J Street