“They tricked you”, I said to the rightist journalists sitting opposite me.
Why do you say they tricked us?
The politicians whom you elected destroyed an entire Jewish town and told you that it’s someone else’s fault.
And what would you do? Ignore the […]
Originally published in the New York Times
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