ISRAEL: On Trial

To the proud, nationalistic Jews of Israel, it is not pleasant to have to recall a time, only too recent, when survival itself depended on the capricious favor of hated oppressors. Yet many a transplanted European in Israel remembers well the days of Nazi power when his life and welfare hinged on the diplomatic skill of a stadlan (fixer), some fellow Jew either tactful, suave, or thick-skinned enough to curry favor with the enemy and thus win a measure of reprieve for his people. That memory, stirred by a court trial, agitated...

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