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Israelis scuffle with police officers during a protest in Jerusalem calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to approve a bill in parliament June 6, 2012. Mr. Netanyahu won a battle in parliament over an attempt by far-right legislators who wanted to legalize all Jewish settler homes built on private Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.
Israelis scuffle with police officers during a protest in Jerusalem calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to approve a bill in parliament June 6, 2012. Mr. Netanyahu won a battle in parliament over an attempt by far-right legislators who wanted to legalize all Jewish settler homes built on private Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.
(RONEN ZVULUN/REUTERS)

MICHAEL BELL

Israel faces a political conundrum

Two weeks ago, a friend of mine, Danny Seideman, a Jerusalem lawyer who works pro bono on settlement issues respecting Palestinians threatened by displacement, had his car stoned in East Jerusalem. He himself suffered a concussion. No suspects have been identified. Both Israelis and Palestinians are beset by radicals. This time however those throwing stones were Palestinians. This I have confirmed with Danny. They must be roundly condemned.