John Le Carré on Israel

Israel is “The most extraordinary carnival of human variety that I have ever set eyes on, a nation in the process of re-assembling itself from the shards of its past, now Oriental, now Western, now secular, now religious, but always anxiously moralizing about itself, criticizing itself with Maoist ferocity, a nation crackling with debate, rediscovering its past while it fought for its future. No nation on earth was more deserving of peace — or more condemned to fight for it”.

Obits in The Guardian — LA Times