Haaretz, Oct. 10, 2016


[Benjamin Netanyahu]'s been talking about a two-state solution for seven years, but in practice he undermines it systematically.

[...] Netanyahu is willing to speak at a convention or a conference or take part in a swimming competition against Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas from now until the cows come home. But yield territory? Don’t be ridiculous.

[...] There’s another religious group that must seek forgiveness — the tens of thousands of people who flew to Uman, Ukraine to pray at the grave of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav. They must first apologize to their wives and children, whom they happily abandoned for Rosh Hashanah. Then they must understand that it’s not Jewish to believe that a dead rabbi can bless them. He’s dead, you see. Dead. Dead and gone. But then, the Lubavitcher Rebbe is also dead, and he still lives.