RAMALLAH, April 20 (JMCC) - As Israel celebrates its 62 birthday, the New York Times
notes that the mood in the Jewish state is more somber than usual.
[T]here is nothing new or unusual about Israelis’ marking their collective accomplishments with sorrow and concern. It happens all the time, especially among those on the political left who are angry that Israel’s occupation of the Palestinians shows no sign of ending.Read
But there is something about the mood this year that feels darker than usual. It has a bipartisan quality to it. Both left and right are troubled, and both largely about the same things, especially the Iranian nuclear program combined with growing tensions with the Obama administration.
the whole story on the New York Times