I will charitably assume that Mr.Gitlin is addressing those observant American Jews who reject Yehoshua-ism, wouldn't live in Monsey or Boro Park but are dreadfully afraid of being turned into Texans. I'm afraid they have no choice but to carry on, true to themselves. But what has Israel ever done to deserve their ire? Only lived her life the best she could and given millions of Jews (and not only Jews) pride, solace, protection and meaning. Can Mr.Gitlin and his friends say as much? Maybe if he did a small chore for his neighbor it would relieve him of his burden.
Boko Haram extremists kill 26, including children (AP)
from the article: Rethinking Jewish American deterrence