Israeli Chief of Police Yohanan Danino seen at the house of one the kidnapped Israeli boys, Gilad Sha’ar, in Talmon, on June 17, 2014. Gilad Sha’ar is one of the three Jewish teenagers who were abducted while hitchhiking in the West Bank, and have been missing since the eve of June 12. Photo by Roni Schutzer/Flash90
About the Author:Andrew Friedman is a senior correspondent for The Jerusalem Report magazine and the Israel correspondent for The Australia/Israel Review magazine.
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“The Israeli government is not interested in the collapse of the Palestinian Authority,” said Arbell, a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution who teaches at American University here. “There may be faults in Abbas and the leadership and in what they’re doing, but they’re still the safest bet.”
It seems to us that while the Jewish entitlement to the land of Israel transcends the Holocaust, the Jewish experience during that tragic time is the most solid of foundations for these “national rights.”