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    • peter rouget
    • 20.10.09 | 07:23 (IST)

    If J street is to establish itself as an autonomous legitimate alternative voice for the Zionist cause it better rethink the "purge" of Josh Healey. His poem was powerful but not offensive. If J street starts dancing to the tune of it's critics it has already lost it's claim of independant thinking and moral courage. Start with the poets, then the gays, then the commies, then the intellectuals, then anyone that disagress. That's the path to just being another lobby with an agenda. And that's what got Israel into trouble in the first place. Listen to the different voices.

    from the article: Poet booted from J Street meet for comparing Guantanamo to Auschwitz
    First published 05:52 20.10.09 | Last updated 06:26 20.10.09
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