The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is a tragic conflict in the sense that there is not a solution that deals with the aspiration of both people. I belong in the context of Israeli politics. I have a particular point of view I think, so I have always thought that the settlements are a disaster and so on.
I grew up in Europe during [World War II] and so I have a European attitude on the concept of occupation. Many people don’t understand why Israel is so much more popular in the United States than in Europe and I don’t think the issue is primarily anti-Semitism. The issue is primarily that the word occupation resonates very much in Europe and not in the United States. Having grown up during the war in Europe I have that sensitivity.
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