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)