An Arabist writes….

In today’s FT, Walter Reich has written a heartfelt piece about being an Israeli, and wondering if the liberal West plus its entire media set have lost their minds about the threats facing Israel. The comment thread below the piece was the usual alarming series of delusional assertions one has come to expect on this subject; but one in particular gave me the feeling of a deranged person ranting as he typed:

‘your articles is making mickery of the truth. Israel can not and would not accept to live in peace with the palestinains or its neigbours. The myth that Israel is a democratic state that steal the lands of the native palestinans and humilate them daily by its racist policies no body is going to buy that even you try to black mail the west to what happened to innocent jews in the west.’

So there you have it. Reason has once more prevailed.