Israeli-American Emily L. Hauser’s angry plea for the Obama administration to take a tougher line with Israel about settlements on Palestinian land is worth a read. Key passage:
And yes, should anyone ask, I am fully aware the Palestinians haven’t been angels, either. But you know what? We Israelis are still the ones with the tanks, the functioning government and economy, and the superpower best friend. With great power (and yes, we’re the powerful party here, not the eternal victims) comes great responsibility — and with massive failure to live up to great responsibility comes massive misery.