Daniel Blatman’s indirect comparisons with the Germans’ crimes against the Jews and others don’t reflect a serious way of writing history.
Arab Israeli conflict
Americans for Peace Now responds: With the 50th anniversary of the occupation upon us, the hope for a two-state solution is dying. If there was ever a time to speak the truth about the settlements, it’s now.
At least Lara Friedman didn’t give the hate-filled, anti-Israel screed at the UN offered by B’Tselem. But on the terror and rejectionism on the Palestinian side, she was unaccountably silent.
Historian Benny Morris is right when he mentions the ‘atmosphere of transfer’ that gripped Israel from April 1948, but he errs when he claims that this atmosphere was never translated into policy.
The Benny Morris of 2016 seems to be doing what he once accused the 'old historians' of doing – interpreting history and downplaying Israeli misdeeds in order to defend Israel’s legitimacy.
We all decide what truths we hold to be self-evident. We all decide where - and with whom - we stand. I'm with them.
Contrary to Israeli criticism, UNESCO's resolution on Temple Mount has nothing to do with staking religious claims, and even includes some wins for Israel. If Israel wants the world to recognize Judaism's link to Jerusalem, it must sit down and talk to the Palestinians.
The Israeli historian is right about one thing: The understandings that the Arabs should be expelled in 1948 were not carried out in full.
Dror Feiler, now a Swedish citizen, can't visit his mother in Israel because of his participation in Gaza-bound flotillas.
During the 'March of Hope,' Palestinian and Jewish women walk from northern Israel to Jerusalem in support of a peaceful solution to the conflict.