American Jewish Community's Fear Pushes It Away From Honest Debate

So-called 'war' against Israel existence by BDS makes Jewish leaders crawl into ideological bunkers, while what is really needed is public discussion of Israel's character.

I’m troubled and distracted today. I’m preparing for my upcoming debate at the University of Ottawa with Max Blumenthal, author of Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, on whether Israel can be considered both “Jewish” and “democratic.” Yet against this background I’m concerned about what’s been going on in my community in the lead-up to this event, a...