Contributor Archives: Hillel Schenker

About Hillel Schenker

Hillel Schenker is co-editor of the Palestine-Israel Journal, a Jerusalem-based independent English-language quarterly, initiated and maintained by a group of prominent Israeli and Palestinian academics and journalists

Understanding the Other

Our various wars provide equal opportunities for all of us, since the north was targeted in 2006, and we Tel Avivians were targeted by the Scuds (shot from Iraq) in 1991.  This time around, I feel tremendous empathy for the kids and others in the southern towns, such as those 200 kids in Netivot who have been in shelters for the past 4 days.  The trick is to try, at the same time, to feel empathy for the kids in Gaza who don’t have any shelters to protect them.  We feel our own pain …

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