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Yesterday we posted a piece by Hedy Epstein about the upcoming anti-AIPAC conference, called “As a Holocaust survivor, AIPAC does not speak for me.” Ali Gharib then tweeted the piece. And look at the responses from some supporters of Israel. Interesting conversation. Real venom toward Epstein’s use of her own history as an explanation of her Palestinian solidarity work. Gharib: “These discussions reminded me of the long David Simon quote highlighted here the other day. These twitterers seem to be the people that, as Simon put it, are ‘holding the Holocaust experience to be something beyond any possible point of comparison for other collective tragedy.’ But they not only see the Holocaust and its tragedy as solely the provenance of Jewish people, but also only Jewish people who agree with their politics”

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