Me? A Jew? Anti-Semitic?
Jewish critics of Israel are increasingly being accused of anti-Semitism. But in fact, they represent the 'normalized' Jew who thinks like the majority.
Like Hester Prynne (the heroine of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1850 novel “The Scarlet Letter,” which deals with the harsh religiosity of the 17th century Puritans), many contemporary Jewish intellectuals are marked with the letter of infamy: not A for adultery, as in the novel, but A for anti-Semitism. Peter Beinart, Noam Chomsky, Judith Butler, Avi Shlaim, Shlomo Sand (and more recently, I myself in the pages of...
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