You may have noticed that I’ve really stopped commenting on the Israel/Palestinian situation. The reason for that is that back then I thought I understood the situation better than I actually did, and because my hope for some kind of settlement acceptable to both sides got me carried away. What I can say is that I have great respect for Israel, even though I don’t agree with most aspects of the occupation, and that I have respect for Palestinians, but I desperately wish that they would reject terrorism and more importantly those leaders who refuse to accept the legitimacy of Israel. Anyway, if you’re interested in this conflict, you may benefit by reading this Benny Morris book review from The New Republic (link via Dangerousmeta). Dr. Morris is an Israeli history professor who made big news by abandoning the peace camp awhile back. I found the article quite educational.