We learnt a lot from putting this issue together, not least about the difficulty of avoiding causing offence. We have repeatedly been accused of anti-Zionism. We also met hatred, from the unprintable response of one Arab reviewer to a request to review a paper from a US author and the Lebanese professor who would not write for us because the issue contains Israeli voices. But we have felt the warmth, inspiration, and fortitude of many more. As editors we weekly brace ourselves for highly critical online rapid responses (and braced we are, gentle reader, although “we come not to offend”). Some of this week’s contributors risk bullets.