For all the wonderful qualities of the newly assertive Jewish liberals we unfortunately cannot also ascribe fleet of thought. After all it has been decades in the coming, that period being characteristic more of the machinations of the likes of AIPAC and University Campus witch hunts (against anything daring to raise a voice against Israel), etc., than anything even remotely resembling liberalism. Personally I rather suspect that the new appraoch is indicative more of survival instinct more so than any other motivation, namely the instinct that diaspora jews (in general) are sick and tired of the hard right/neocon leadership that has for so long posed as their intellectual leadership. One senses a serious "catch up" effort going on to which we can only add ... it's high time!
Kerry: Pollard's parole not related to Iran deal (Reuters)
from the article: Strenger than Fiction / Jewish liberals from all nations, unite