It is all the more compelling and controversial when it comes from an Israeli, an expert on Palestinian affairs who was once an adviser to former Prime Minister Ehud Barak.
Terrorism has triumphed against Israel. Not on its own – Israel, unfortunately, gave it a hand. More speciﬁcally, Israel under a right wing government headed by a prime minister identiﬁed with the use of force to achieve political ends. True, past Israeli prime ministers frequently resorted to military force as an instrument of policy, but never before has an Israeli leader been so closely identiﬁed with that doctrine as Ariel Sharon. Yet he, together with the establishment that serves him, is abetting terrorism against Israel.