And how this inability basically explains the ongoing failure of the "peace process," and also explains what it is that the chronic misreaders of this issue (e.g., Barack Obama, John Kerry) keep getting wrong. I discuss on Frontpage.
The holiday of Tu Bishvat celebrates the rebirth of the agricultural cycle, and in today's Israel is an occasion for massive tree planting, as I outline on PJ Media. The time of the first almond blossoms; they shine in the sun in the depth of winter.
It goes to Ron Paul, another case where the paranoic-conspiracy mentality goes along with a sizable dose of antisemitism, as I discuss. Since Paul's newsletter days the antisemitism has been Israel-focused; Israel figures in his mental meanderings as a singularly cruel, reprehensible country. He's even taken to Iranian TV to spread the word.
My piece on Frontpage today notes that Bibi suspended the announcement of building plans so as not to "embarrass" Kerry in his latest visit. It's strange, the things that embarrass Kerry and the things that don't. Abbas's latest murderer-fest is no problem. How to create a nationalistic, distrustful Israel even when you (presumably) don't want to.