From the Wall Street Journal’s photo-blog
I still recall the profound joy of the real Jerusalem Day in 1967. It’s getting harder and harder to celebrate.
Yes, Israeli mishegas is in part a product of Palestinian intransigence; every Israeli politician who has thought he could make peace has been proven wrong. A one-state solution will leave as many Jews in Tel Aviv fifty years from now as there are in Baghdad today, and there is no substantial bloc of Palestinian support for a two-state solution.
But the more the Israelis allow themselves to be shaped into the mirror image of Hamas, the less it seems to matter which group of Semitic lunatics gets to oppress the other. Looking at those evil, leering faces, my strongest regret is that I don’t have a club to smash them all in. My second strongest regret is that the heads are covered with yarmulkes. What’s happening in Israel is bad for the Jews.