I am not anti-semitic, am not involved in advocating for the Israelis or the Palestinians. I did empathize a little bit with Yasser Arafat, who seemed no match for the mighty Israeli Army. I’ve had friends, several over the years, who served in the Israeli Army. They seemed more sophisticated and cosmopolitan than I could ever hope to be.
I was embarrassed to witness the vote on god and Jerusalem last night at the Democratic Convention. Neither god nor Jerusalem belongs in the party platform. The dispute between the Palestinians and the Israelis should be settled regionally, without U.S. intervention.