Friday, January 16, 2009

Pro-Israel

Ezra Klein has an editorial in Ha'aretz entitled "What it means to be pro-Israel". It is a short and compelling statement on why J Street is such an important addition to the American political scene.

1 comment:

Tim Crim said...

David,

Jonathan Chait writes his latest column about J-Street.

http://www.tnr.com/politics/story.html?id=b1fcf331-cb80-4e25-b150-14101ee9fb4b

He argues:

J Street's main accomplishment seems to be replacing right-wing shibboleths with left-wing shibboleths.

Right-wing Zionism thrives on a sense of victimhood and encirclement. J Street has won a cult following among liberal bloggers by tapping into an equivalent narrative of persecution and bravery.

- I haven't read enough about Israel and the Israel lobby(ies) to judge the arguments on the issue. But I thought you might want to read it.