When you’re laughed at in public – for example, on a popular TV show – you are effectively canonized. That's the prize, or perhaps punishment, for breaking a taboo.
Despite its history of boisterous support for the Palestinian cause, Greece's pivot towards Israel is a necessary step to leverage whatever power the Greek state still has.
They could save themselves endless humiliation and allow the Knesset into something truly representative – a Jewish, racially pure, elected legislature of the chosen people.
Neither the UN Secretary General nor the Arab Members of Knesset can match Israel in this quality that is a national source of pride.
Israelis who only visit Auschwitz don't see the real Poland, nor the lively debate that is taking place in the country about its past.
Even if the Jewish majority doesn't agree with them, Arab MKs were elected to represent their voters. Intolerance of them means the end of Israeli democracy.
Daniel Bar-Tal knows all about the Israeli siege mentality – he wrote the book on it. Now he wants to convince his countrymen to end the occupation, for their own sake – without dwelling on Palestinian rights.