Anne-Marie Slaughter told Hillary Clinton back in 2011 that the Palestinian solidarity movement was “a movement” that is going to “grow and grow and.. is going to be impossible to stop.” From your lips to the Goddess’s ears.
Slaughter, then director of Policy Planning for the State Department, was keying off the presence of Alice Walker on the flotilla of boats to Gaza. And to Walker’s reference on CNN to “her Jewish husband.”
This is about a movement entering the mainstream. Slaughter is a gatekeeper. And Jewishness is a key. Alice Walker’s reference to Jewishness resonated with another woman married to a Jew (Slaughter) and the mother of a woman married to a Jew, Hillary Clinton.
This was four years ago and it’s happening. Slaughter is now director of the New America Foundation. She moderated a 2006 debate featuring John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt in New York. She saw the writing on the wall. Like Jeffrey Goldberg who the same year wrote that the left “has the wind at its back.” And there’s no peace process today either; and Israel executed a young Palestinian woman at a checkpoint. Palestine wants to break its chains.
Thanks to Zaid Jilani, who tweeted this email (and whose view of H I share).