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    • 28.05.12 | 09:48 (IDT)

    Jacobson is a fine writer, but his views on the situation for Jews in the UK and on anti-semitism do not reflect the UK I know. He fails to note that anti-Muslim feeling is much stronger here than anti-semitism. He makes the most fundamental error of equating anger with Israeli policies in the OPT with anti-semitism - does he call Gideon Levy a self-hating Jew as well? On arts boycotts, I wonder how he feels about the US artists including Martha Graham who rejected offers to attend the 1936 Olympiad in Nazi Berlin. So please do read his books, but take h his views on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and the situation of Jews in the UK with a shovel of salt.

    from the article: Sorry for my chutzpah: How Howard Jacobson dissected the British Jewish condition
    First published 18:39 24.05.12 | Last updated 18:39 24.05.12
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