IT’S AMAZING these days how controversial Israel has become. It’s hard for me to watch. Like a dear friend who is being thrown under the bus, I admit I take it personally.
I remember living in Israel through the Gaza disengagement in 2005 when, due to government policy, thousands of Israelis, mostly a right-wing demographic, were displaced from their homes, their communities destroyed. The wound of this displacement, the sense of exile that these Gush Katif communities felt, ran deep.