Using contemporary Jewish response to the Holocaust as a jumping-off point, Hillel Schenker of the Palestine-Israel Journal and the Meretz party in Israel has just published a very sensitive piece that tries to find a third way for Israel to deal with its enemies, which lies between self-abnegation and aggressive self-defense. What follows is Hillel Schenker’s introduction to his article, and the article itself.
Yom Hashoa, Holocaust Memorial Day is always a complex and moving day in Israel. This year it was even more multi-dimensional, given the right-wing Israeli government, the fact that it coincided with the Durban 2 Conference and Ahmadinejad’s speech, and the showing of a fascinating film in Israel called “Killing Kastner.” Below is an article I was moved to write for the Guardian this week. — Hillel