The NY Mets are allowing the Hebron Fund -- dedicated to raising money for Israeli settlers in the West Bank city of Hebron -- to host a fundraiser at a club in their stadium, despite virulent criticism by peace activists who say the group supports violations of international law. The Tablet mocks the Mets for having given themselves "a perfect coda, perhaps, to the team’s year of rancor and disappointment," while Jeffrey Goldberg simply says "I can think of better causes."
Hebron is a tougher case than many give it credit for, as it had a Jewish community that predated the establishment of Israel, one which was forced out after a 1929 massacre. Nonetheless, Hebron is hardly the only town whose residents were forced to flee due to Jewish/Palestinian violence -- and it would not represent the only set of victims who we agree ought not return to their homes as part of a broader peace agreement. Meanwhile, as it happens, the current Jewish denizens of Hebron are among the most radical and violent right-wingers in the settlement movement -- also, shall we say, diminishing my sympathy. The neighboring settlement of Kiryat Arba (effectively part of the Jewish resettlement of Hebron) hosts a memorial to the far-right racist (and banned) Kach Party, as well as the grave of Israeli terrorist Baruch Goldstein, who massacred dozens of Arabs (to the widespread condemnation of Israeli society as a whole, but cheers of Hebron's Jewish residents).
In other words, the Hebron Fund is raising money for a group of extremists who, if not violent themselves, are certainly sympathetic to it. That's important to note, and right to condemn.