May 15, 2012
WHICH IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND YOUR OWN ANALOGY:
What Happened to Israel's Reputation?: How in 40 years the Jewish state went from inspiring underdog to supposed oppressor. (MICHAEL OREN, 5/14/12, WSJ)
Some claim that Israel today is a Middle Eastern power that threatens its neighbors, and that conservative immigrants and extremists have pushed Israel rightward. Most damaging, they contend, are Israel's policies toward the territories it captured in the 1967 Six-Day War, toward the peace process and the Palestinians, and toward the construction of settlements.Israel may seem like Goliath vis-à-vis the Palestinians, but in a regional context it is David.
Which makes it the overdog.Posted by Orrin Judd at May 15, 2012 5:48 AM