Thomas Walkom -- The Star (Canada)

... But my sense is that while politicians and media remain fearful of criticizing Israel the public is starting to move on ... My sense is that within the public the residual goodwill for Israel is wearing thin. Holocaust guilt, which in the past has been skillfully used to mute criticisms of Israel, no longer has the same effect. Nor do ritual charges of anti-Semitism. The politicians tiptoe around Israel. The public is coming to understand that it is just another country.