Archive for February, 2012
I am not proud of this fact, but I have been successfully cowed into avoiding putting my opinions on Israel into public record as much as possible. I still don’t especially want to, but I feel like I have to say a little something about this Jerusalem Post
-originated Reuters op-ed that quotes me. So here are the three things I’m going to say:
1. I do not in any way endorse anything in the op-ed surrounding the single direct quote, which is accurate.
2. While I didn’t care for Sarah Glidden’s book, I believe Steven Stotsky mischaracterizes it when he calls it “propaganda” and implies that it is specifically pro-Palestinian propaganda. Here’s how I described the plot of How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less in my original review of it: “Liberal American Jew with sympathy for Palestinians goes on a Birthright trip to Israel and questions what she thought she knew.” In other words, it’s the story of someone becoming more sympathetic to Israel’s side of the argument, the farthest thing from anti-Israel propaganda I can imagine.
3. They might have thrown me a link.
Also for the record, no I do not have a Google alert for my name. Somebody forwarded the Post article to my sister.
CORRECTION: I misunderstood the “REUTERS” attribution of the photo in the article. Fixt.