The Israeli government is the latter-day Sicarii
Today the main difference between the modern zealots and the establishment is stylistic only: While the Jewish land pirates propose colliding head-on with anyone who stands in their path, the government proposes ways that create a detour around law and justice.
Last Wednesday, shortly after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans to build hundreds of new homes throughout the occupied territories, I watched a performance of "Carmen" at the foot of Masada. Occasionally my glance wandered from the tortured lover, Don Jose, to the top of the mountain that has become synonymous with love of Israel and God - a story of defeat and cruel destruction.
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