Sigh. This would have been a fascinating, elegant
essay if it wasn't for the thin line of possible anti-Semitism sitting in the middle of it, like a droplet of scummy oil atop a bowl of clean water. Is it really that difficult for this essayist to employ a little discipline and clean up otherwise lovely copy and intriguing sentiment? We need more Arab essayists to realize that the only way to give the Palestinian cause the High Moral Ground is to embrace the common humanity they share with Israelis and Jews. Remember Gandhi. . .