Why do our few Aussie contributors, e.g., "Binyamin" of #89 and the ubiquitous "Marilynn" insist that actual reality is somehow subject to a majority vote? In all seriousness, they seem to feel that if enough people can be convinced that the world is actually flat, then the world actually becomes flat. Israeli aren't going to stop defending themselves from the Arab attacks on her territory and citizenry, including by abandoning the 'occupation' to people that haven't agreed to peace, on the basis of your opinions or the opinions held by the people of Europe, Indonesia, South America...(you can see where I'm going here). The one thing that will end the occupation is a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians. People like Ms. Hass and our Aussie friends feel that doing the things necessary to reach peace, such as actively preventing acts of war against Israelis, constitute "assisting the occupation". Until that attitude changes, nothing else will.
from the article: Some assassination plot