In my DNA, the Zionist gene is extremely strong.
This is why I am a Zionist: because Diaspora leads to hatred and the Holocaust.
The literary trappings and moralizing of science fiction I find insufficiently compelling.
For 50 years - that is, for most of my adult life - I worked tirelessly for the two-state solution in the face of countless frustrations, both on the part of the Israeli governments and the Palestinian Authority.
We always knew how to honor fallen soldiers. They were killed for our sake, they went out on our mission. But how are we to mourn a random man killed in a terrorist attack while sitting in a cafe? How do you mourn a housewife who got on a bus and never returned?
I come from two parts of the oriental community - Jerusalemite and North African Jews.