For those who take umbrage at my refusal to swoon when Natalie Portman recognizes Palestinian humanity: why should we patronize her intelligence & morality by accepting half-measures? She may recognize their humanity but she holds Jews superior & a Jewish-only state, exclusive of Palestinians, an imperative. We have not been delegated to accept discounts on self-determination on behalf of Palestinians. We don’t have a gun to our heads as do Palestinians. They don’t accept discounts, we don’t accept discounts. They put their lives on the line & we hold that line with them & do not retreat because someone throws them a paltry gesture. If you truly respect their humanity, then you recognize their human & democratic rights.