The consul who dared – Haaretz – Israel News

The dismissive way in which Tamir’s cable was received in the Prime Minister’s Bureau is a product of a contempt for criticism – contempt which many in Israel and other countries attribute to a tendency toward self-righteousness and a siege mentality in Jerusalem.

Prof. Ilan Troen is the director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University.

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