It is simply not true that an “ominous, pogrom-like atmosphere” descended on Israel after the discovery of the three boys’ bodies. Netanyahu spoke with despicable vengeance, but I talked to many people that week in Israel: the mood of the average person was sorrow, anger, deep mourning. The feelings were personal, as if everyone had lost sons. Muhammed Ail Khdeir’s death came at the hands of a few sickos. Punishment of a collective group of people is a crime, remember?
Jul 19 2014 - 9:12am