"There are a small number of extremely vocal right-wing Jews who believe that retaining the entire West Bank is more important than trying to make peace with the Palestinians. Some of them believe that God gave the Jewish people the West Bank and it is a sin to give any of it up. It was that kind of thinking that led to the assassination of former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin when he tried to exchange land for peace with the Palestinians. "But despite Dershowitz's balanced attitude (so far on the Huffington Post) the readership still met him with personal attacks that were all given the stamp of approval by the moderators:
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Alan Dershowitz is everything the Huffington Post readership doesn't like: he's liberal, a Democrat, a Jewish person, an Obama voter, critical of Israel, and well spoken. Unfortunately he isn't liberal enough, Democratic enough, critical of Israel enough, and so forth. Which is why his latest article is such an eye opener. See, he takes a page from his book "The Case for Peace" (not literally) and criticizes those Jews in Israel and elsewhere who are "more Israeli than the Israelis" and don't think Israel should compromise about anything.