Gaza: The American Jewish community's Vietnam
Supporting Israel’s right to defend itself, while criticizing some of its actions, should not invite attack from both left and right.
Jewish Americans have little capacity to hear different Jewish perspectives on the Gaza war. This is eerily reminiscent of the difficulty Americans had talking to each other during the Vietnam era. Different war, different “establishment,” different “protestors,” but the same competing claims on one’s allegiance – in those days, to the United States itself. Then, it was the...
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