January 2009

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Nick Clegg’s historical amnesia

[The following was submitted as a letter to the Guardian in response to this article.] The Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg, writing in the Guardian today (“We must stop arming Israel”), tosses a sop to…


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Rabbi Michael Lerner responds

Rabbi Michael Lerner has written a response to my Open Letter. I publish it without comment, below, except that I wish to correct one misunderstanding. Lerner writes: “I know it is hard for people in…


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An Open Letter to Rabbi Michael Lerner

[This article also appears on Harry’s Place.] Dear Michael, I’ve just finished reading your article “It breaks my heart to see Israel’s stupidity” and felt I had to reply. I don’t think we’ve ever talked,…


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Response to Freedland

[This article originally appeared on Engage.] The worst thing about Jonathan Freedland’s article is not the lyrics but the melody. The article is song-like in its constant repetition of a refrain of “Palestinians say this”…