Israel, the Hypochondriac Nation

Israelis' fear of peace allows them to support a Palestinian state while voting for the right, hardly a healthy situation.

In the current face-off between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres, the latter could argue he was expressing the broad public's stand and that the right-wing is the one cut off from the people's sentiments. How strange it is. From afar, Israel looks like a desert island, where people speak a different language and have different rules for morality and justice. In reality, it transpires...