An Occasional Series on Great Jewish Geniuses
So here is the actor Theodore Bikel, or Chaver Bikel as he is known to his comrades of Meretz. Eighty-seven years old now, but brilliant, absolutely brilliant in his razor-sharp analysis of war and peace in the Middle East. Here are his remarkable insights, as reported by the Forward:
Anyone who has strong feelings for Israel like I do, and that [sic] believes it is an absolute necessity to strive for peace, understands that the single most obvious obstacle are the [Jewish] settlements ...Ten thousand Hamas missiles fired at Israeli civilians ? That's nothing. Holocaust denial by much of the Arab press ? A trifle. Hamas calling for an end to Israel ? Nada. No, according to Chaver Bikel, it's the Jews who cause the trouble. The Jews. What a friend we have in Bikel !