47 Years of Moral Default: On Slavery and What It Means to Be Jewish

Eva Illouz used some rhetorical distortion in comparing the occupation with slavery, but she sought to get around the defenses used by some Jews to ignore a great gash in Israel's human values.

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Eva Illouz’s cri de coeur “47 Years a Slave: A New Perspective on the Occupation” is a brilliant and jarring provocation that rings bells in America as in Israel, for the passions she addresses, and...