US Jewish leaders breaking the unwritten rule
In what may be a very positive new sign of the times, for the first time in my memory, both Abe Foxman and Elie Wiesel “chastised” Israeli leadership for “failing to take up opportunities to solve the long-standing conflict with neighboring Arab countries.” Between this, and Eric Yoffie’s recent warning about the dangers of the Jewish establishment’s close ties to Pastor John Hagee, there seems to be an outbreak of truth-telling.
Masada2000.org hate website still fighting for life
Infamous Masada2000 Kahanist website was up, then down, then up, now down again (thanks to Richard Silverstein). Menachem Wecker, tried talking to the folks who created Masada2000 and interviewed 75 of the 8,000 Jews who appear on the S.H.I.T. List (Self-Hating and/or Israel-Threatening). Yes, this is the famously Arab-, Muslim- and Jew-hating, pornographic website put up by followers of American-born Rabbi Meir Kahane, whose political party Kach was outlawed in Israel and named a terrorist group by the US, but whose spirit clearly lives on.
Watch video of Doha Debates
Watch the Doha Debates between Norman Finkelstein/Andrew Cockburn and Martin Indyk/David Aaronovitch: Two-thirds of the student audience approved a motion claiming that Israel’s supporters are stifling Western debate about Israel’s actions.
The right feels silenced
Malcolm Hoenlein of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations complained to the Jerusalem Post about “attempts to silence Israel supporters which are becoming increasingly commonplace.”