Don’t Fall into the “Blame Israel” Trap

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Israeli compromises, Palestinian rejections

By Alan Silverstein.  Rabbi Alan Silverstein is religious leader of Congregation Agudath Israel in Caldwell, NJ

April 22, 2015


Last month, Denis McDonough, White House chief of staff, affirmed the administration’s frustration with “50 years of Israeli occupation.”  He placed the blame upon the Jewish state’s alleged unwillingness to compromise and said the administration would “need to re-evaluate our position” when it comes to Israel.  Omitted is the assigning of parallel fault to the Palestinians.  Such an omission is contradicted by the facts of the past half-century of diplomacy.

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