There needs to me much more debate about Israel within the United States, and American Jews would be doing everyone a service if they'd kick it off. At the moment, U.S. policy in the Middle East is dictated by the neo-cons, who also control the Democrats and the news media. This is incredibly unhealthy in a variety of respects. What's especially ironic is that the neocons don't represent anywhere near a majority of American Jews. I worry that unless the debate gets going in the U.S., it will eventually come to the surface anyway and at that point you could see real antisemitism be revived. Middle East policy is one of the very few issues in the U.S. that simply gets no debate. In a society like the U.S., that's an ominous silence.
UN: At least 1,332 Iraqis killed by violence in July (AP)
from the article: Rethinking Jewish American deterrence