Dialog with right wing Israelis consists of them presenting a list of grievances and demands which, if not redressed, give them the option and the motivation to do whatever harm they can do to you. For most of the people in the world, this is utter nonsense. For the politicians in western nations, it can be a problem. These politicians find it far more convenient to pacify the Israelis rather than daring them to do what harm they can to the politicians political career. Obviously Ari Shavit doesn't have this kind of power since he does not command the Israel lobby in America. There are those who share his views though that do have such power.
Iran's Rohani calls for more freedom of expression, says that gov't critics shouldn't be jailed (AP)
from the article: The core of the conflict