It's not about giving up your rights, it's about giving them their rights. The two are not - and should not be - mutually exclusive. Your post reflects precisely the destructive state of mind that Ms. Hass refers to in her article: The self-righteous "it's us or them and we are more deserving" view that serves as justification for all Human Rights and Human dignity violations all over the world.
Protests in southern Syrian city after Druze cleric's death (AP)
from the article: Israel must understand it cannot be like America