I wrote my most recent post without having finished reading last Friday’s Jerusalem Post. After reading Amotz Asa-El’s piece on why Israelis demand recognition, I had to add it to my blog as another important perspective. He explains why not demanding recognition from the Egyptians was a mistake, and why recognition in today’s Israel-bashing world has become so important. An excerpt:
Collectively, these … detractors make us feel like medieval rabbis who were cornered into disputations that were ostensibly aimed at exploring truth, but in fact were designed to humiliate the Jews. Facing the intensity, disingenuousness and nefariousness of all this, we realize that what was once a religious offensive on our right to our faith, and then became a fascist attack on our right to our lives, has now returned as an international assault on our right to our land.
Read the whole piece here.