Friday, January 2, 2009
The Voice of Israel, and What His Annunciation Tells Us
A few days ago David Grossman published a searing article in Haaretz, calling on Israel to pause its attack on Hamas for two days. I'll relate to the significance of this in the internal Israeli debate in a future post. In this post I'd like to point out that no sooner had Grossman published his post, it was published also in the New York Times, the Guardian, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and, I expect, probably also elsewhere. You've got to ask yourself what this means, this international eagerness to host this particular Israeli voice. It isn't as if he's the only one, or the best articulated one, or even a particularly representative one.