Israel's Foreign Ministry ordered to 'reassess' EU involvement with Palestinians after decision to label West Bank goods; 'decision is almost completely devoid of any real significance,' official says.23:15 29.11.15 | 10 comments
The issue JJ Goldberg raises is fictitious. There are lots of dissenting voices in the Jewish community from the semi-establishment J street and Americans for Peace Now to small organizations supported and/or run by Jews that go as far on the political spectrum as to support the delegitimization or boycott of Israel. Many Jews are publicly quite critical of Israel and its policies. They aren’t oppressed or silenced. If they don’t have as strong a following it’s because they reflect a minority of American Jews, who may be critical of Israeli policies but support it, even when they have doubts, because they feel Israel is subject to so much unjust and tendentious criticism. Mr. Goldberg’s underlying assumption is that those who don’t view fairness and justice as he does ipso facto must be hypocrites, which itself isn’t a particularly fair point of view.