Human Rights
Rationalizing Israeli injustice against Palestinians

To the editor: Yossi Klein Halevi acknowledges that "Israel's long-term survival depends on ending the occupation" and that "the Jews didn't come home to deny another people its sense of home." ("How do Israelis cope?," Op-Ed, Sept. 12) Indeed, Halevi's self-righteous reflections on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with Israel portrayed as the innocent, well-intentioned victim besieged by pathological Palestinian jihadists, serves as a rationalization for the apartheid-like policies of the Israeli government. Apparently, Israel has no choice but to continue to occupy the West Bank, blockade the Gaza Strip and deny the right of return to the...