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How many Israelis must die for “as a Jew” progressives to feel good about themselves? (Update)

How many Israelis must die for “as a Jew” progressives to feel good about themselves? (Update)

Israelis choose life, and that drives some progressive Jews mad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-h935olL_4&feature=youtu.be&t=1m59s

“As a Jew” is a phrase that starts the conversation for some left-wing Jews when it comes to Israel, and particularly “the occupation.”

The establishment of Jewish identity at the start serves as the shield for what is to follow: A completely one-sided, factually inaccurate, historically-skewed bashing of Israel.

Such an Op-Ed was published in The Washington Post on October 23, 2015, by Professors Steven Levitsky (Harvard) and Glen Weyl (U. Chicago)[note: Weyl just joined Microsoft], We are lifelong Zionists. Here’s why we’ve chosen to boycott Israel. The opening reads as many “as a Jew” openings read: “We are lifelong Zionists. Like other progressive Jews ….”

The Op-Ed is a caricature of the self-absorbed, selfish, ahistorical “as a Jew” argument which is at the heart of progressive Jewish opposition to Israel, often expressed through the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. It’s mostly, if not all, about making the “as a Jews” feel good about themselves, justifying their own existences by putting the existences of Israelis at risk.

I’ll go over the Op-Ed later in this post.

But first, it’s helpful to consider this description of the “as a Jew” phenomenon as it relates to progressive anti-Zionist Jews:

Jewish anti-Zionists give their identity politics a strange twist. Instead of claiming to represent the opinion of most of their fellow Jews, they mobilize their identity “asaJew” [sic] in order to give their oppositional view more legitimacy. They are saying to non-Jews that this or that might seem to them as though it was Antisemitic, but I, the Jew, am happy to reassure you that it isn’t.

But if the thing which the anti-Zionist asa Jew is trying to inoculate against is a thing which most Jews do find troublesome, then they employ another little twist. They claim that their Jewish identity is authentic in some way that most Jews’ identities are inauthentic. So the anti-Zionist “asaJew” may be in a tiny minority but she is claiming that she, nevertheless, is the real Jew. The ethical Jew. The critical Jew. The anti-nationalist Jew. The courageous Jew. The far-sighted Jew. And the other Jews, the herd, are actually not such real Jews; their Jewishness has been subverted by Zionism and Islamophobia and a secular unconcern with Jewish ethics.

The description, though, doesn’t only apply to anti-Zionist Jews.

The “as a Jew” phenomenon is just as strong as it applies to “progressive” Jews who say they are Zionist and support Israel’s right to exist, but consider Israel’s “occupation” of Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”) an afront to their progressive Jewish values. To preserve their progressive Jewish values, Israel must “end the occupation” with minimal regard to security concerns. Those security concerns are entirely or almost entirely, in their progressive view, the result of the “occupation” itself; remove the occupation, and all will be good.

In that view, Israel deserves most if not all of the blame for the failure of negotiations to achieve the exit from the West Bank.

All of this is ahistorical, invented to fill an emotional need.

We know that violence against Jews for being Jews dates back in the British Mandate of Palestine to decades before Israeli achieved independence. There were Arab pogroms against Jews in the early 1920s. In 1929, one of the oldest continuous Jewish communities in the world, in Hebron, was destroyed and 67 Jews murdered in riots inspired by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and claims that Jews threatened the al-Aqsa mosque.

Due to the recent controversy over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks, the public has become aware that the Grand Mufti — a relative of Yasser Arafat and revered by Palestinians to this day — was a Nazi-supporter. The Grand Mufti may not have given Hitler the idea to exterminate the Jews, but he gave all the support he could. The Grand Mufti’s anti-Semitism infuses the hate of the current “Knife Intifada,” fed once again by anti-Jewish incitement and claims of intent to destroy the al-Aqsa mosque.

The conflict also is fed by religious rhetoric portraying Jews as subhuman, and worthy of death by any means possible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRdmxx9YWCE

[Gaza Imam, October 14 2015]

This message is given not just to adults, but to children as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDSuGeekJTE

[Palestinian Children’s show, video posted October 22 2015]

There is nothing to suggest that if Israel were to exit most of Judea and Samaria without serious security arrangements, that it would have any more luck than when it exited Gaza. The West Bank turning into an Iranian missile base and Hezbollah ground base is the most likely outcome of an exit without security.

Moreover, the notion that Israel is the impediment to an agreement ignores decades of history.

Fatah was founded in 1959, and the PLO formed in 1964, both prior to the Israeli capture of the West Bank in 1967. That capture itself was the result of Jordan, which illegally occupied the West Bank and half of Jerusalem since the 1949 armistice, launching a military attack on Israel. When then Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir offered negotiations to exit the West Bank in return for peace, she was met with The Three No’s of the Khartoum conference: No peace, no recognition, no negotiation.

We all know that Israel offered at Camp David and the Taba Conference, to exit virtually all of the West Bank, but that was rejected by Yasser Arafat, who instead launched the Second Intifada, in which thousands died.

Now on to the Op-Ed by Profs. Levitsky and Weyl.

Here are excerpts from We are lifelong Zionists. Here’s why we’ve chosen to boycott Israel (indented), with my commentary:

We are lifelong Zionists. Like other progressive Jews, our support for Israel has been founded on two convictions: first, that a state was necessary to protect our people from future disaster; and second, that any Jewish state would be democratic, embracing the values of universal human rights that many took as a lesson of the Holocaust. Undemocratic measures undertaken in pursuit of Israel’s survival, such as the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza and the denial of basic rights to Palestinians living there, were understood to be temporary….

This “basic fact” poses an ethical dilemma for American Jews: Can we continue to embrace a state that permanently denies basic rights to another people? Yet it also poses a problem from a Zionist perspective: Israel has embarked on a path that threatens its very existence.

This is, of course, a completely imbalanced view of the current situation. Arabs in Israel have full rights; even if minority rights are not perfectly protected in practice (as is the case in just about every country that purports to protect minority rights). Israel left Gaza in 2005, and the people electing Hamas, which then threw out the Palestinian Authority in a short, but bloody, civil war. Most Palestinians in the West Bank live in areas controlled by the PA.

No one suggests that the current situation is good, but if it were not for the Palestinians’ campaign of terror, the situation would be quite different than it is. The security barrier (a wall in some places, a fence in most places), Israeli checkpoints and strong military presence all were a reaction to the Second Intifada and the suicide bombing campaign.

The choice is not between some happy-place and the current situation, it is between the current situation and something potentially much worse.

As happened in the cases of Rhodesia and South Africa, Israel’s permanent subjugation of Palestinians will inevitably isolate it from Western democracies. Not only is European support for Israel waning, but also U.S. public opinion — once seemingly rock solid — has begun to shift as well, especially among millennials. International pariah status is hardly a recipe for Israel’s survival.

The comparison to Rhodesia and South Africa is trendy among some progressives, but again false. Israel is a majority-ruled country, and the divisions are along religious and ethnic, not racial, lines. Israeli Jews are multi-racial, with about half of them refugees or the descendants of refugees from Arab countries. No one claims that majority Muslim countries that impose Sharia law in some form on the country are “apartheid” states; that only happens to the one majority-Jewish country in the world.

Moreover, the notion that Israel is less popular than before is not supported by Gallup and other polling. So too, the claim of a drop among millenials is speculative, though on some college campuses there are anecdotal indications it’s real, as among progressive Democrats. In the world of progressive Jews, Israel popularity may be declining, but progressive Jews are not the universe, except to progressive Jews.

Gallup Israel Palestinian Side With Feb 2015

Finally, occupation threatens the security it was meant to ensure. Israel’s security situation has changed dramatically since the 1967 and 1973 wars. Peace with Egypt and Jordan, the weakening of Iraq and Syria, and Israel’s now-overwhelming military superiority — including its (undeclared) nuclear deterrent — have ended any existential threat posed by its Arab neighbors. Even a Hamas-led Palestinian state could not destroy Israel….

This security assessment is delusional.

Hezbollah has an estimated 100,000 rockets and missiles, many of them large and sophisticated, and vows to destroy Israel. Its sponsor, Iran, is active in Syria, declares its desire to destroy Israel almost daily, and also arms Hamas in Gaza.

Jordan is one life (King Abdullah) away from becoming an Islamic State. ISIS and al-Qaeda affiliates are active in the Sinai, and may end up in control of Syria. And of course, the West Bank itself is teeming with armed factions who do not accept any form of Jewish national entity.

For supporters of Israel like us, all viable forms of pressure are painful. The only tools that could plausibly shape Israeli strategic calculations are a withdrawal of U.S. aid and diplomatic support, and boycotts of and divestitures from the Israeli economy. Boycotting only goods produced in settlements would not have sufficient impact to induce Israelis to rethink the status quo.

It is thus, reluctantly but resolutely, that we are refusing to travel to Israel, boycotting products produced there and calling on our universities to divest and our elected representatives to withdraw aid to Israel. Until Israel seriously engages with a peace process that either establishes a sovereign Palestinian state or grants full democratic citizenship to Palestinians living in a single state, we cannot continue to subsidize governments whose actions threaten Israel’s long-term survival.

In other words, try to pressure Israel into taking actions it doesn’t consider in its own security interests. And despite the fact that voters repeatedly have voted for parties which do not accept such risk.

This argument is fundamentally anti-democratic — that American progressive Jews and not Israeli voters should determine Israel’s future.

Israel, of course, is hardly the world’s worst human rights violator. Doesn’t boycotting Israel but not other rights-violating states constitute a double standard? It does. We love Israel, and we are deeply concerned for its survival. We do not feel equally invested in the fate of other states….

We recognize that some boycott advocates are driven by opposition to (and even hatred of) Israel. Our motivation is precisely the opposite: love for Israel and a desire to save it.

This is the true “as a Jew” vision — a claim of such moral superiority that Israelis have no say in the matter, and Palestinians are treated as mere children who bear no responsibility for their own actions and failings. It’s quite a bigoted view in which more responsibility is place on Israeli Jews because they are Jews, and less responsibility is placed on Palestinians because they are not Jews.

What is missing from the Op-Ed is any serious consideration or concern for the safety of Israelis, substituting the supposed wisdom of the Ivy Tower for the reality on the ground of an Israel surrounded by fanatical enemies determined to destroy it.

I can’t blame Israelis for choosing to live, rather than to be loved in the opinion columns of The Washington Post.

How many Israelis must die so that Profs. Levitsky and Weyl, and other “as a Jew” progressives, can feel good about themselves?

UPDATE 10-27-2015: So it turns out one of the authors of the WaPo Op-Ed does not self-identify as Jewish religiously, and also has been an open BDS supporter at least since the March 2015 elections. Not the impression created by the Op-Ed, which appeared to be a coming out:

https://twitter.com/ngomonitor/status/659091342853820416?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

https://twitter.com/mishtal/status/658048017048694789

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As a Non-Jew I am disturbed by those in America, as Jews, that seem to be ready to sell out Israel and the Jewish people.

That alone is disturbing. It also makes me wonder how easy it’ll be for them to sell out this country and the American people.

    “…makes me wonder how easy it’ll be for them to sell out this country and the American people.”

    You hit the nail right on the head: it’s be effortless for them to sellout this country. They’re already doing it.

    Mannie in reply to TtT. | October 26, 2015 at 8:07 am

    The “As a Jew” crowd are historical. They are the same people that formed the Judenrats of WW-II, helping the Nazis run the holocaust. They are the Kapos, who ran the barracks for the Nazis.

    They are more invested in being Lefturds than in being Jews. Being Lefturds, they are the enemies of all humanity.

      DustyOR in reply to Mannie. | October 26, 2015 at 10:57 am

      AND same who kept assuring other others to just remain calm ‘they really don’t mean it” as the hits began and then eventually the round up…
      They really meant it as Israel faces today…
      I am not a Jew but you don’t say your support Israel and then put conditions on her.
      The rabble who oppose her her ought to be happy she is not claiming all God gave her..and that includes the Muslim nanny in the White House of the US..

    Lee Jan in reply to TtT. | October 26, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Just consider the Anti Defamation League to see how far left this jewish organization has moved. Always taking the side against Israel, always supporting the most liberal progressive plans. Abe Foxman the previous head of the ADL was sure that Obama was the answer. FOR SHAME.

These “Jews” are Jews in Name Only (JINOs). (Acronym from Debbie Schlussel.) We have no evidence that they are even, Halachically Jewish. Screw them.

It is unfortunate that there are learned people such as Levitsky and Weyl that write such infuriatingly bad opinion pieces. I wish that at least every time such garbage was published, there was a companion article along side it just like this analysis. Perhaps one of these clowns would agree to a debate with Professor Jacobson so that they could maybe learn something.

    Another Voice in reply to broomhandle. | October 26, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Knowing Prof. J has become quite adept at being on video talk shows, guest speaker at conferences and contributing writer in national news media, this idea is NOT beyond the pale. We can hope he gets a day that the two left wing professors would even be willing to take him on in a debate of reality of being Jewish vs their version of reality of being “asaJew”.

      broomhandle in reply to Another Voice. | October 26, 2015 at 9:25 pm

      It will be a great day when that debate happens and I will have a front row seat. Of course, when confronted with a superior command of the facts, all we will hear them say will be crap like “there’s no there there” for two hours.

Plus, some Americans are more than ready to do the same thing regarding America itself, even to the extent of destroying our country’s way of life.

The only way to deal with these anti-Jew Jews, these anti-American Americans, is totally prevent them from destroying us and the USA. The means to so, to prevent them from doing so, is certainly open to debate and mostly depends on these “progressives,” and their sycophants, and their efforts to dominate our country through administrative rule and executive dictates.

Were these “progressives” to further control our society and government, removing our rights as citizens, then too they shall, as with Obama’s Iran agreement, firmly stand against Israel, the one true friend we’ve had since 1967. That must not happen.

The simple response to the “as a Jew” opening is this retort:

As a Jew, you should be utterly ASHAMED of your lack of knowledge regarding the historical causes of the conflict, the many times that the Palistinian Arabs have rejected Israeli overtures of true peace by demanding Jewish genocide and your utter inability to comprehend that giving an entrenched enemy demanding your death MORE resources will result in them being emboldened, not mollified.

As always – Ridicule is a useful tool against fools.

“How many Israelis must die so that Profs. Levitsky and Weyl, and other “as a Jew” progressives, can feel good about themselves?”

You ought to ask Levitsky and Weyl this question, Wm: Is 6,000,000, enough?

    Lee Jan in reply to Juba Doobai!. | October 26, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    There are many many jews in Israel that are as far left as there are jewish leftists here in America. I hear them cry……..land for peace……What universe are they residing. The don’t understand that only strength will assure them the peace they desire. They want to give up, give in, and whimper for mercy. G-d help them.

“This is the true ‘as a Jew’ vision — a claim of such moral superiority …”

That’s where it dovetails with progressivism. It’s all about moral preening and posturing, whether consciously done or not.

It’s like some weird OCD psychological tic. They just can’t help it.

I would say fine … but stop putting the cart before the horse.

Just as soon as all ME muslim countries become democracies and Hamas and Co. renounce their calls for the destruction of Israel. Until then, stop demanding an imperfect democracy (imperfect like all other democracies) reach perfection at the risk of its existence.

Just like I don’t want some white person speaking for me as a white person, etc., etc., I don’t want some “as a Jew” having any more say than me, a Gentile, when it comes to America’s support, in foreign aid and otherwise, for our ally, Israel.

LukeHandCool (as a Gentile, but as an Israeli in spirit)

These asaJews wouldn’t recognise a genuine Jewish value if it bit them. On the contrary, all of their most cherished values are competely alien to Judaism. I don’t mind what values they have, if only they wouldn’t have the chutzpah to call them Jewish values, and pretend that they hold them because they’re Jewish. Democracy, internationalism, pacifism, universal equality, are not Jewish values at all. Judaism teaches that all people are not created equal, that one owes loyalty to ones own kin and kind above all others, that in war the enemy must be crushed without mercy, including its “civilians”. Judaism says “he who comes to kill you, rise up early and kill him”, and “he who is merciful to the cruel will be cruel to the merciful”. It teaches that each land breeds a different kind of people, and that Ishmael is “a wild man, his hand against everyone and everyone’s hand against him”.

As a goyim 😛 , I stand outside of this conversation and wonder how those in Israel feel about some of their smug self satisfied kinsman here in America.

Those here have never had to face the daily knowledge that at any time they or their loved ones could be taken from them merely because of their religion. Oh, those here will make much of the anti-semitism and bigotry that can be found in the US and it’s not a charge without some merit. But the risk of death is minimal. Lutherans and other assorted Christians or even non-Christians don’t make a habit of murdering Jews. More than not they’d at most pretend they weren’t there and go about their business.

Yet the American Jew feels they have are entitled to speak based on their supposed kinship and hardship.

Phooey.

With the exception of some fundamentalists, more Christians are more supportive and cognizant of the reality on the ground than many so called “As a Jews”.

We at least can base our support on very basic grounds; that of a free people to have the right to not live in fear from others and to practice their religious beliefs as they desire. Israel is a sovereign representational government that is freer and more careful of others rights than any of it’s surrounding neighbors.

That alone deserves a large degree of tolerance and understanding of the choices Israel must make every day in the face of extreme provocation to ensure it’s continued existence and the protection of it’s citizens from criminals hiding behind a supposed religion and beliefs based on a false premise disguised as history.

And don’t get me started on what they’ve done here by their ignorance and blind support of the Democrats.

Whenever someone says, “As a ( fill in the blank)”, inevitably “but” is sure to follow. I view it as a means to give themselves credibility before even presenting their argument.

Regarding the BDS issue, I can honestly say, with respect to the Presbyterian Church, many Presbyterians do support Israel and do not support BDS. The vote was close and many were saddened when the vote to support BDS passed. Due to liberalism seeping into the Presbyterian Church, conservative Presbyterians are leaving the church.

The Grand Mufti is no stranger to me. One of the horrors of WW2, with respect to him, is known to few. The attrocities committed at Jasenovac horrified the Nazis, back in Germany, even by their standards. It was the democrat president, Bill Clinton, who bombed innocent Serbs. Just as those who were condemning the Serbs, they are extending the same treatment to Israel. The Serbs said, “Never again.” They haven’t forgotten, Just as Israel has not.

http://max-balkanboy.blogspot.com/2012/04/holocaust-in-croatia-jasenovac.html

Whenever someone says, “As a ( fill in the blank)”, inevitably “but” is sure to follow. I view it as a means to give themselves credibility before even presenting their argument.

Regarding the BDS issue, I can honestly say, with respect to the Presbyterian Church, many Presbyterians do support Israel and do not support BDS. The vote was close and many were saddened when the vote to support BDS passed. Due to liberalism seeping into the Presbyterian Church, conservative Presbyterians are leaving the church.

The Grand Mufti is no stranger to me. One of the horrors of WW2, with respect to him, is known to few. The attrocities committed at Jasenovac horrified the Nazis, back in Germany, even by their standards. It was the democrat president, Bill Clinton, who bombed innocent Serbs. Just as those who were condemning the Serbs, they are extending the same treatment to Israel. The Serbs said, “Never again.” They haven’t forgotten, Just as Israel has not.

Any who wish to to support those attacking Israel may wish to review what the Grand Mufti’s nephew, Arafat, did to the village of Damour. They would do that to Israel if given the chance. Under no circumstances should be allowed to.

    Vascaino in reply to Alivia. | October 26, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    With regard to Damour, we need Bibi to make another “leetle gaffe” like he did with the Mufti of Jerusalem to bring it to the attention of the world.

    http://www.ilfoglio.it/esteri/2015/10/22/israele-netanyahu-olocasuto-mufti-germania-nazismo___1-v-134139-rubriche_c237.htm
    “La “bombshell” di Bibi è aver portato all’attenzione dell’opinione pubblica internazionale la figura di Haj Amin al Husseini, la massima autorità palestinese tra le due guerre mondiali, il Mufti di Gerusalemme fino a oggi conosciuto solo a pochi addetti ai lavori. Netanyahu ha indicato qualcosa di inaccettabile per gli storici, i politici e i giornalisti: la radice del conflitto non è l’“occupazione”, ma il jihad, la guerra santa che dura da novant’anni.”

    As the PLO trashed the Christian town of Damour, in Lebanon, in 1976, the Arch-Bishop Hillarion Cappuci was running guns from Lebanon to the PLO in the West Bank in his official mercedes.
    What filthy hypocrisy and bigoted behaviour from officialdom when Israel caught him and tried him. The screams from Europe were deafening.
    Funny how the media ignored the atrocities Arafat meted out to the townsfolk.

Pat Condell- “Patronizing the Palestinians”
http://youtu.be/TzCIckbZKUs

How many Jews in this country that are in a position to have their voices heard stand silent as their brothers and sisters are killed and only watch when criticized when they retaliate. The Palestinians does nothing to develop the lands in question but only wait until the Jew builds homes and businesses do they rise up and demand the land be returned. The muslim and their knuckle dragging mentality that wishes to live like an animal and can only take and demand respect for they have no abilities to advance on their own. Their prophets have returned them to the stone age. When will the jew stand up and defend the only ally in the east.
Grampa

“International pariah status is hardly a recipe for Israel’s survival”
It appears that asaJews aren’t very observant. When has Israel NOT been an “International pariah”?

Liberals are shocked how we in Israel are not quite as cavelier with our lives and the lives of our children. It doesnt hurt that our conservative government has grown our tech sector into one of the leaders in the world but 1st and foremost security is paramount. If and when the Arabs make peace with the fact that they have lost every war maybe then they can have a state. If not, let them wait another 50 years…

    Juba Doobai! in reply to BenfromJlem. | October 26, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Ben, they don’t want a state. They want you dead. If they had wanted a state, they would have made the desert bloom, like the Jews have. If they had wanted a state, thy would have built infrastructure, like the Jews have. If they had wanted a state, they would value life, like the Jews do. Instead, their sole focus, aim, ambition, heartfelt desire, intent is to kill every Jew. Once they do that, they will not inhabit your buildings. Instead, they will destroy your places just like they destroyed the greenhouses that were left for them, thinking they would utilize the opportunity to be productive. They want you dead.

      JimMtnViewCaUSA in reply to Juba Doobai!. | October 26, 2015 at 10:34 am

      “How many Israelis must die so that Profs. Levitsky and Weyl … can feel good about themselves?”

      The answer appears to be “all of them”

      BenfromJlem in reply to Juba Doobai!. | October 27, 2015 at 4:21 am

      No doubt Juba, thats why me and my wife both voted for the Jewish Home Party. A Palestinian state would be run in the best case scenario about as well as Egypt or Jordan and in the worst case scenario it would devolve into a Syria or a Libya. A state for them would mean no more Israeli hospitals, no access to normal universities etc. The only question is whether such a state would be a “Kleptocracy” run by Fatah or a theocracy run by Iran

As the Nazis rose to power in Germany in the 1930’s, the German Jews had a conundrum. Support the Weimar Republic? Like to, but no future in it. Support the Nazis? No way. Support the Communists? Perhaps the lesser of two evils. Many German Jews who joined the Communists in opposition to the Nazis became True Believers who made it to America either before or after WWII. The current crop of American Communist Jews embrace their legacy and use any opportunity to degrade any democracy. Thus the as-a-Jew hates democratic Israel, democratic America, democratic England, etc.

” “As a Jew” is a phrase that starts the conversation for some left-wing Jews when it comes to Israel, and particularly “the occupation.”

The establishment of Jewish identity at the start serves as the shield for what is to follow: A completely one-sided, factually inaccurate, historically-skewed bashing of Israel. ”

Yes, just like the cowardly shield, ” Some of my best friends are…”

Former U.S. Senator, the late Paul Wellstone, used the formulation “as a Jew” (and, I think, one whose family members died in the Holocaust) as the predicate for opposing the Gulf War, authorized and fought to dislodge the invader Saddam Hussein from Kuwait. It is the cogency of one’s analysis, not the advocate’s personal history, that determines the value of his argument. Wellstone’s argument was valueless. He was completely wrong. (Note: As a Catholic, Joe Biden also voted against the Gulf War resolution, but it wasn’t Biden’s Catholicism that made his vote erroneous. Rather, it was his mind.)

Ruth Wisse: “Jews who squander their democratic right to expose and indict Palestinian Arab terror, and who condone the vicious slander of Zionism, betray what I consider their responsibility to America. Of course, all Americans ought to rally against the threat to any one of their minorities, but just as African Americans led the fight against anti-black racism, so Jews are expected to lead the fight against anti-Jewish racism. Many do, but more do not—to their permanent discredit and to the detriment of all.”

And just recently Trump criticized Pamela Geller. Evidently her free speech on behalf of jews irked the big mouthed bully.

Asa Jew forgets these words:
“We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.”
Golda Meir.

Jack Anderson | October 28, 2015 at 9:14 am

Your update about Glen Weyl actually being Unitarian is telling.

It sounds like the extent of Weyl’s Jewishness is (presumably) having a Jewish mother. Well, that’s just great. I be he has a female mother, too. Does that mean he gets to pontificate on women’s issues with “Asa Woman” authority?

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