David Brooks “gets” Israel

The best 12-paragraph distillation of the place I’ve ever seen.

Above all this:

Israel’s enemies claim the country is an outpost of Western colonialism. That’s not true. Israel is, in large measure, a Middle Eastern country, and the Israeli-Arab dispute is in part an intra-Mideast conflict.

Those who have lived or spent time there: are there other writings which you think capture the Israeli zeitgeist?

(Hat tip: Jeffrey Goldberg)

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