paper wants to leave the impression that a liberal supporting Israel is somehow unusual. The best thing for Israels security is to stop being an occupying force for 4 million Palestinians and to return to their historic commitment to human rights and justice. The Greek root for liberal is the same as for liberty and I'm proud to be a liberal who has supported Israel since high school. That doesn't mean there are not Israeli policies that I deplore and think, in the end, are not in the best interests of Jews or or the State of Israel.. Abe insinuation that liberals don't stand up for Israel is wholly off base and does Israel no favors to imply such.
Merkel says would welcome constructive Iranian role in any Syria talk (Reuters)
from the article: Remembering New York Mayor Ed Koch: A liberal who stood up for Israel