So What if the Israeli Left Is Right?

Hamas does not endanger Israel’s existence. What does endanger it is the perpetuation of, and return to, the policies that led Israel and Gaza to July 2014 in the first place.

The poet Yehuda Amichai wrote: “From the place where we are right, flowers will never grow in the spring.” Amichai, who fought in the War of Independence, thought that being dogmatic to the point of death did not allow room for forgiveness and rebirth. He thought that being right was not everything.