Alice Walker says she objects to the publication of 'The Color Purple' in Hebrew by an Israeli publisher because of the country's treatment of Palestinians.
The West has been largely silent on Palestinian nonviolent resistance, which is unifying groups like Fatah and Hamas. Unless the West recognizes these peaceful initiatives, some Palestinians may question whether civil protest is any better than its violent alternative.
The attack ends a period of calm that has prevailed since March and comes on the heels of Israel's return of the remains of 91 Palestinian militants.
A look at disclosed positions.