In the end a surprise victory for Israel’s most skilled and successful politician, Bibi Netanyahu. The cost? Israel’s standing in the international community, and division domestically. An Israeli friend of mine wrote: Even after so many years away, I’m still crushed by the wasted potential of my homeland. But the country was never really mine. … Continue reading
For Gershom Gorenberg, author of The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977, Israeli settlements across the Green Line threaten the very existence of the State of Israel.
Sporting a substantial, graying beard, and flashing a trademark Jewish sense of self-deprecating, poignant humor, Gorenberg alternated between comedy and solemnity as he spoke Friday, April 23 to an audience of around 100 mostly Jewish, Bay Area residents at the Downtown campus of San Francisco State University.