Former Australian diplomat Bruce Haigh in the Canberra Times:
As they say, history is written by the victors. Equally it might be said that commentary and analysis are provided by those with access to power and influence.
During negotiations over the formation of Israel, frustrated Zionists, members of an organisation known as the Stern Gang, murdered the British ambassador to Egypt, Lord Moyne.
In 1946 they blew up the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 91 guests.
Today, at least in the Western media, the role of Zionists in the formation of Israel is not portrayed as terrorism, nor is the role of the Israeli Defence Force in the invasion of Gaza in early January 2009.