Most polls confirm the centrist persona of the Israeli majority. Asked whether they support a two-state solution, upwards of 70 percent of Israelis respond affirmatively. Asked whether a two-state solution would bring peace, upwards of 80 percent say no. In other words: Israelis want to be doves, but reality forces them to be hawks…
What most depresses me is that this insight - by now commonplace in Israeli discourse - comes as a revelation to many American Jews. The two most important Jewish communities in the world aren’t communicating.
Brian Michael Bendis, Fortune and Glory
(Never mind that he has a day school education and is the son of a rabbi and doesn’t know the difference between 40 days and 40 years of wandering.)