Day: May 29, 2019

A Moral Guide On Amos Oz’s Great Book

Conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians is an issue about which everybody and her uncle has an opinion, typically quite strongly held. Who’s entitled to that fraught sliver of rock and desert? What might be accomplished for many who had been displaced? Who can predict the destiny of Jews should Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank turn into a single state? Much will depend on how we frame these vexing questions. Both Palestinian Arabs, who endure the constant indignity of occupation, and Jewish Israelis, who dwell with the existential threat posed by rockets and bombs, lay claim to the mantle of victimhood.

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