Ed. Note: Shaul has promised a post discussing peace prospects from his perspective in Israel after the holidays.
To paraphrase our insanity defense standard, a suspect who cannot distinguish between right and wrong in killing his Jewish neighbor is not guilty of committing a crime. France’s version of our Supreme Court moved close to such a conclusion when it ruled that Kobili Traore cannot stand trial for killing a Jewish woman since his state of mind was influenced by consumption of cannabis.
Ten years ago, I lost my 16-year-old son Jesse, to suicide and I wrote an …