the continued occupation, the increased pariah status of Israel in the world community and the freightening insecurity in the future of the ME is all the result of a far bigger problem: the complete brainwash of the people of Israel in thinking that occupation is ok, that the palestinians only want to destroy their country, that the rest of the world are all anti-semites, that critical Jews are self-hationg Jews. The sincere - but mistaken - believe that their govenrment is doing the best for them is destroying their future and that of the Palestinians. From kindergarden age the Israelis learn that they are victims and that Israel is only defending itself. All the lies in their history books are repeated like mantras. Critical arguments are twisted and distorted. Someone says he wants to boycott Israeli products from thwe occupied territories? That means he is an anti semite, an anti-zionist, and he basically wants Jews to be pushed into the sea. Oh, and remembert the anti-Jewish boycotts in the 2nd world war.... This way, any decent, logic debate is transformed to us-against-them. I think a whole new generation of Israelis must grow up before anything changes. A generation that asks why stealing land and building on someone elses land is anything remotely just? This generation is too much brainwashed.
from the article: Mideast diplomatic calm cannot hide a building storm