A special edition of Haaretz, to mark Israel's book week.
Margaret Atwood contributed a beautifully written, deeply emotional article to the newspaper Haaretz.
It is called THE SHADOW OVER ISRAEL, and is introduced by a heartfelt poem, The Moment.
I'd been told ahead of time that Israelis would try to cover up the Shadow, but instead they talked about it non-stop. Two minutes into any conversation, the Shadow would appear. It's not called the Shadow, it's called "the situation." It haunts everything ...