Israel/Gaza

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Liberal Democrat leader responds

The office of Nick Clegg MP, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, has responded to my letter. You may recall that the entire point of my letter was to answer Clegg’s failure to cite the…


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Die Linke, Israel und der “Holocaust” in Gaza

Die erwartete Reaktion der internationalen Linken auf Israels Offensive gegen die Hamas in Gaza blieb nicht aus. 1500 Menschen demonstrierten gestern vor der israelischen Botschaft in London gegen den »Holocaust« in Gaza, das Internet wird…


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Ghostbusters in Gaza

In an extraordinary interview in today’s Times, a 24-year old Hamas fighter named “Mohammed” explains in some detail how the organization is preparing to deal a crushing blow to the Zionist enemy. He talks about…


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The British Left and Gaza

If the recent fighting in Gaza was a test for the British Left, the Left failed miserably. There can no longer be any doubt that the British Left has lost its moral compass. Sympathy for…


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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”…