Liebler's reaction to Carlo Strenger - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Roberto
    • 12.11.09 | 05:20 (IST)

    Liebler claims that Carlo Strenger misrepresented him: "More disturbingly, Carlo Strenger joins those exploiting the memory of Yitzhak Rabin to cynically intimidate and silence their opponents." This is what Strenger ACTUALLY wrote ".... I want to urge Mr. Leibler to restore sanity to the discussion about Israeli politics and renounce hate speech of all sorts. I want to call on him that we need to restore dialogue even between those groups that bitterly disagree with each other." "In calling for excommunication of those who disagree with him, Leibler seems to endow himself with papal infallibility in knowing what is good for Israel - but in Jewish tradition nobody can claim infallibility. I want to remind Mr. Leibler of the rules of plugta, of civilized argument and disagreement that have been held dear in Jewish tradition, and I will gladly meet with him and talk." Strenger's reply can hardly be the vicious attack that Liebler claims. Actually, it is him who slanders Strenger

    from the article: Response / On 'exorcising' Israel bashers from the Jewish mainstream
    First published 09:37 10.11.09 | Last updated 08:10 11.11.09
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