Why is it so hard for either the Palestinians or the Israelis -- or, for that matter, different voices within the Jewish community -- to stop shouting and begin listening to one another?
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Jews who lived for centuries as good citizens of Arab countries would have loved nothing more than to pledge loyalty to a "Muslim and democratic state" in return for the same freedoms, rights and protections that Arabs enjoy today in Israel.
Yossi Klein Halevi didn't buy the "tough love" argument. He sees Obama's actions more as a combination of bullying and naive incompetence.
Which act does more to undermine trust and the atmosphere for peace: a zoning permit for apartments or a memorial to terrorism?
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