Why Israelis Don’t Talk About Peace

Three years after Israel’s social protest movement studiously avoided talking about Palestinians and human rights in favor of demanding cheaper cottage cheese, talking peace is still considered divisive.

Cottage cheese is important to Israelis. It’s easy to understand why. You can have it for any meal of the day, or as a snack. It’s nicely salted, filling, low carb, rich in calcium, high in protein, and packaged in a cute little container that’s easy to carry down to the bomb shelter if a siren happens to interrupt your meal.