Terrorism Is a Moral Choice, Not an Expression of “Spiritual Misery”

Dec. 14 2015

Reflecting on recent terrorist attacks around the world, Cynthia Ozick recalls hearing a prominent novelist a decade ago arguing the need to understand the “humanity” of terrorists. To Ozick, this sort of reasoning—perhaps particularly tempting for writers of fiction—leads only to moral muddle:

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More about: Cynthia Ozick, Literature, Morality, Politics & Current Affairs, Terrorism

Hamas and Fatah Compete by Shedding Jewish Blood

During the past four weeks, there has been a rash of violent attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank. These are not a response to any Israeli actions, nor are they spontaneous outbursts. Rather, as Itamar Marcus and Maurice Hirsch explain, the violence is the result of deliberate incitement by the Palestinian Authority (PA), which began when its president, Mahmoud Abbas, realized he was unlikely to win the upcoming national elections. The violence, write Marcus and Hirsch, was originally a way to win votes, and is now a way to maintain popularity after Abbas’s decision to postpone the elections in definitely:

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