Unlike those of us living outside of Israel, Israelis are “treated” to a steady diet of stories like this one from the Council on Foreign Relations’ Elliott Abrams. Imagine if you were pressured to make peace with a group of people whose culture responded positively to stories like this one. Would you have any confidence that such a peace would be real?
This is the kind of abuse covered by the pallid term “incitement.” While it continues as official P.A. policy, while Palestinian society is taught that blowing up a restaurant filled with parents and children is an act worth celebrating, it must seem to Israelis that peace is far away.