This comment refers to’Hope is not yet lost published in the Forward.
Every sane Israeli condemns to the utmost the killing of the Palestinian boy. In that regard, as far as Israelis are concerned you are preaching to the converted. But I do question your referring to the Palestinians as not having the right to vote. Arab citizens of Israel can, and do, vote in Israel elections: how else did Ahmed Tibi and Haneen Zoabi and 10 others get into the Knesset? Palestinians living in the disputed territories can vote in Palestinian elections. The large number of Palestinians living in Israel’s capital, Jerusalem, can’t vote in Israeli elections are not Israeli citizens (resident aliens can’t vote in US elections either) though citizenship was offered to most, which they declined. They CAN vote in Jerusalem municipal elections. So who can’t vote?