Sunday August 9, 2020

Israel's unequal numbers game

In the conflagration of the Middle East, three Israeli deaths count for a lot more than dozens of Palestinian ones

6th July, 2014
Israeli security forces face Palestinian protesters in East Jerusalem after a Palestinian teenager was kidnapped and killed. Picture: Getty

First, a multiple-choice question: is the Israeli military occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem and the siege of Gaza . . .

(a) A necessary evil, and an open-ended but temporary security measure to protect Israelis against Arab terrorism?

(b) The will of God, as revealed in His covenant with Abraham?

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