Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech to United Nations General Assembly was masterful. He used facts and snark to demonstrate what President Obama doesn’t understand–he is being snookered by the Iranians. He once again spoke of being ready to make concessions for peace with the palestinians, but reminding them that it takes two to tango.
Israeli Jews often find themselves feeling as if “the world hates us;” as if everyone is “out to get us.” It might be true that the anti-Semitism of things that Zhabotinsky talked about in his works, the concept that the Nations detest us not necessarily for who we are–but for our national history and for the things that represent us–is alive and well, but does the entire world really hate us? I strongly doubt it.
There’s a popular saying that there are “two sides to a coin.” In last week’s Torah reading, we witnessed the creation of the world. Throughout the פרשה, we witnessed a lot of “two-sided coins.”