Crisis of Conscience

Israel anguishes over the question of its guilt for the Palestinian massacre

"My God, I was awake all night crying and despairing. What will become of us? What is happening to us?" That plaintive question could easily have come from a Palestinian woman grieving for her lost family following the massacre of Arab men, women and children in the Palestinian refugee camps south of Beirut. In fact, the anguished speaker was an Israeli woman in Jerusalem who the night before had watched the television pictures of the aftermath of the killings by the Israeli-backed Lebanese Christian militiamen. In Lebanon,...