What Israelis Didn't Learn From the Sudetenland Saga

The question of historical justice - punishing the Sudeten Germans for their open support of Hitler - appears more complicated when we realize the effect this 'justice' had on Czech society.

A few years ago, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compared Israel to Czechoslovakia in 1938, when Germany annexed the Sudetenland. Gideon Levy discussed that strip of land in an op-ed piece last week; to him, "the Sudeten region is holier than the Benjamin region,” Levy wrote after visiting his father’s birthplace, a visit he had described in an article a few days earlier. I'm not sure the Czechs are...