Orwell's insights on Israel
There are numerous burning issues on the agenda in Israel today, and George Orwell wrote about all of them more than 60 years ago. Reading him again, we are reminded that there is nothing new under the sun.
"We are all capable of believing things which we know to be untrue, and then, when we are finally proved wrong, impudently twisting the facts so as to show that we were right. Intellectually, it is possible to carry on this process for an indefinite time: the only check on it is that sooner or later a false belief bumps up against solid reality, usually on a battlefield."