Tempestuous wind wasn’t the only thing challenging the University of Maryland’s Israel Fest on April 19.
Natalie Portman made a political statement: You, Mr. Netanyahu, she said, are not the state.
Twenty-first century Ukraine, as Marci Shore notes in her extraordinarily deft, astute, and riveting new account of the dramatic 2014 Ukrainian Revolution, The Ukrainian Night, was too “heir to the grandeur” of the intentions of Nazism and Communism.
The core idea behind that operation, and many others to follow, was the belief that we Israelis can solve our dispute with the Palestinians by first vanquishing them in the battlefield. If only we’ll be stronger militarily—if not morally—the problem will somehow solve itself. Of course, it never did.
Let’s create forward-thinking models—and ambassadors of light from Israel to the world.
Let’s spend less time arguing about Israel and more time fighting bigotry in our own backyard.