This headline is copied from The Daily Beast article, penned by Michael Tomasky, once a Guardian reporter, now an editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. It is significant for two reasons. The first one is (mainly) in the incisive diagnosis:
First and foremost, if they'd been a nonviolent movement, they'd have had their state 20 years ago. No understanding at all of either the Jewish or the American conscience, which resists "resistance" at all costs but melts at the first sight of a person standing before a tank holding a rose.Nuff said.
The second one is the author himself, once more or less faithfully toeing the anti-Israeli Guardian line. A brief reference to it could be found in the quote:
I've written this many times, and it hasn't always gone down well with my readers, particularly at the Guardian, as you might imagine.Yes, we might.