This was my reaction, too. Palestinian suffering is legitimate only when a white Jewish person says so. While I applaud the writer’s detailed account of the injustice she witnessed, she falls FAR SHORT. What does she mean when she says she believes “in Israel’s right to exist within its own borders.” What borders? And what does she mean by “Israel”? an exclusive Jewish state? It is typical of the Jewish “left” to criticize the settlers in the WB, as if Israelis in Haifa are not settlers, too, and pretend that they’re something separate and aberrant from the rest of Israel. If she went to Akka, for example, she’d find similar ethnic cleansing tactics taking place in the old city, where people are being forced out of their homes on various zoning pretexts. But until a “mainstream” white Jewish writer “breaking the silence” articulates this, the concept remains radical and fringe.