"...at some point a frightened Palestinian boy got bizarrely and tragically written into that narrative about Israeli soldiers in the village".. At some point?? Your Zionist dream (Liberal or otherwise) was always and continues to be a nightmare for an entire nation of boys and girls who have grown up and had grand children of their own by now; They still pinch themselves and realize that they have indeed lost everything. Your glorious dream is a decades-old tragedy for an entire people. You can go on kidding yourself with nostalgic notions of how it once was, but your Zionist project was rotten and immoral from the start. We wake up everyday and find ourselves trapped in your silly dream; Please spare us your self-appeasing bouts of humanitarianism...
Jerusalem suburb of Even Sapir evacuated as wildfire spreads (Haaretz)
from the article: How a liberal Zionist watches Five Broken Cameras