How Israel brought comic relief to Germany
Israel continues to export its No. 1 prestigious product to the world: a blockbuster show of internal debates, starring a changing cast of the most agonized intellectuals on the planet.
A great debacle happened there, in Germany. No matter how you slice it, Israel came out looking pretty idiotic in the affair involving its exclusion of history professor Rivka Feldhay from participation in a conference on academic freedom - an event that was supposed to have ended Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to German Chancellor Angela Merkel last week on a dignified and serious note.