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The Israeli spring won’t happen next week (and that should cause reflection)

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For anyone following the Israeli elections from afar, the polling this week has been very dispiriting indeed. The country prefers Netanyahu as leader. And though the opposition party will likely surpass Netanyahu’s party next Tuesday, what kind of opposition is it anyway?

The opposition refuses to break bread with the “Arab” parties. It runs to Netanyahu’s right on Gaza. No one even debates withdrawing from the occupation, after 52 years. And rightwing parties dominate the path to the premiereship.

One liberal Zionist prepares his American flock for the Israeli spring that isn’t:

my hunch is that Netanyahu is ultimately going to be at the head of a far right-wing government after everything shakes out

Here is something even more dismal to consider. The polling on young/old Israelis. The young love Netanyahu.

Younger Israelis prefer Netanyahu. Polling, March 2019. x axis is the age of those surveyed.

That’s the opposite of idealism. You might even say it’s fascism: the identification of the young with a strongman. So things are only going to stay rightwing for a while…

As an anti-Zionist, these numbers don’t surprise me. We have long contended that “a Jewish state” established in a land that is half-Palestinian, whose Palestinian subjects have unendingly resisted the project, is not a good idea. And not just for Palestinians. Hannah Arendt long ago said that by so openly defying the will of its neighbors, Israel faced an inevitable and unenviable fate: it would become a Sparta state, a garrison of a country, worshiping force. This election only demonstrates the accuracy of Arendt’s prophecy.

The endless talk about Israel’s “tough… brutal neighborhood” is also a fulfillment of Arendt’s prophecy. Israelis have a bunker mentality, seeing never-ending threats from non-Jews in their midst.

On the one hand, it’s impossible/a-pipe-dream to imagine Palestinians being fully enfranchised in that country. But if they were, do you think Netanyahu would have a ghost of a chance?

The ultimate challenge of our work here is to Americans. What you see is what you get: This is Israel, this is what the ideology of Jewish nationalism has made, a government and society isolated from its own region and many of its own people. A society whose failure to separate religion and state means that the isolation has only gotten worse.

Marilyn Neimark said it eloquently, and kindly, in a synagogue on a spring night six years ago:

Has Israel ever been a democracy? And if we add the reasonable caveat that no country lives up to the best ideals of democracy, then maybe it’s better to ask, over these 65 years has Israel been tracing an arc that bends toward justice, speaking of Martin Luther King, of course. If the answer is No, could it be because no matter the potential merits and good will of the founding plan, the effort to establish and sustain the Jewish character of the intended Jewish democracy doomed the democratic character from the start, and it’s been spiraling downward ever since? For whatever the starting point was, I think we mostly agree that Israel has become less democratic in recent years, and every time the separation between religion and state dwindles, free speech  is curtailed, or  minority rights are trampled, it is … in the name of preserving the state’s Jewish character– that is, Jewish hegemony.

Americans have been able to deny this reality for many years. Just listen to Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi and Cory Booker groveling at AIPAC last week. Or Pete Buttigieg after taking an Israel lobby trip to Israel. Everything’s great over there.

Liberal Zionists know better, of course. They struggle with how hard it is to preserve a “Jewish democracy.” They are the ones now caught in the middle. Years after declaring that the Jewish democracy faces a crisis, the crisis only gets worse, the democracy only gets less representative. They have tried to argue that Netanyahu has hijacked Israeli society. But even if Netanyahu is gone next week, Jim Crow is stronger than ever.

This election is reminding us that Netanyahu’s policies represent an overwhelming majority of Israeli Jews. They don’t give a damn about Palestinians. Americans must ask themselves, Do we?

H/t Scott Roth.

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  1. eljay
    eljay
    April 4, 2019, 1:59 pm

    … We have long contended that “a Jewish state” established in a land that is half-Palestinian …

    (Geographic) Palestine was entirely (geographic) Palestinian.

    … over these 65 years has Israel been tracing an arc that bends toward justice … If the answer is No, could it be because no matter the potential merits and good will of the founding plan, the effort to establish and sustain the Jewish character of the intended Jewish democracy doomed the democratic character from the start, and it’s been spiraling downward ever since? …

    Zionism’s plan was (and remains) Jewish supremacism in/and a religion-supremacist “Jewish State” in as much as possible of Palestine. Whatever the “potential merits and good will of the founding plan” were, they had (and still have) nothing to do with justice, accountability and equality.

    • Misterioso
      Misterioso
      April 5, 2019, 10:07 am

      @eljay, etal

      “Whatever the ‘potential merits and good will of the founding plan’ were, they had (and still have) nothing to do with justice, accountability and equality.”

      Well and truly stated!!

      A brief reminder:
      “We shall try to spirit the penniless population across the border…. Both the process of expropriation and the removal of the poor must be carried out discreetly and circumspectly.” (Theodor Herzl, diary entry, 12 June 1895)

      Israel Zangwill, the influential Anglo-Jewish essayist and Zionist, 1901: [W]e must be prepared to either drive out by the sword the [Arab] tribes in possession…or to grapple with the problem of a large alien population….”

      In May 1911, Arthur Ruppin, one of early Zionism’s leading figures proposed to the Executive of the Zionist Organization, a “population transfer” of the Arab peasants from Palestine.

      In 1918, David Ben-Gurion, described the future borders of the Jewish state as: “to the north, the Litani River; to the northeast, the Wadi’Owja, twenty miles south of Damascus; the southern border will be mobile and pushed into the Sinai at least up to Wadi al-`Arish; and to the east, the Syrian Desert, including the furthest edge of Transjordan.” (Teveth, Ben-Gurion and the Palestinian Arabs)

      In the February 1919 issue of the League of Nations Journal, Zangwill proposed that the Palestinians should be “transplanted” in Arab countries and at a public meeting in the same year he remarked that “many [Palestinians] are semi-nomad, they have given nothing to Palestine and are not entitled to the rules of democracy.” (Jewish Chronicle, Dec. 12 1919).

      Although its origins can be traced back to Herzl and other early Zionists, Plan Dalet (Plan D) began to take concrete form in 1937, when the Jewish Agency’s Transfer Committee was established by Yosef Weitz and others. The committee’s purpose was to devise a plan that would lead to the “transfer” of the Arab population out of Palestine so that Jews would become a large majority. This would be accomplished by “promoting measures designed to encourage the Arab flight.” Weitz did not mince his words: “…there is no room for both people together in this country….The only solution is a Palestine…without Arabs. And there is no way than to transfer the Arabs from here to the neighbouring countries, to transfer all of them; not one village, not one tribe, should be left.” (Yosef Weitz, My Diary and Letters to the Children, 1965).

      Ben-Gurion, 1937: “”[a] partial Jewish state is not the end, but only the beginning. The establishment of such a Jewish state will serve as a means in our historical efforts to redeem the country in its entirety.”

      During a meeting of the Jewish Agency Executive on 12 June 1938, Ben-Gurion again advocated expulsion of the Palestinians: “I support compulsory transfer. I don’t see in it anything immoral.” (Benny Morris, “Refabricating 1948”)

      In 1944 and 1947, the basis of Plan D was formulated by Israeli staff officer Yigal Yadin. He described its top priorities as “the destruction of Arab villages near the Jewish settlements and the expulsion of the inhabitants [along with] the domination of the main arteries of transportation that are vital to the Jews and the destruction of Arab villages near them. [Plan D also called for the] siege of Arab towns that are located outside the [Jewish] state created by the UN resolution [e.g., Acre and Jaffa].”

      In December 1947, a Jewish official with the Palestine government was asked by Glubb Pasha, the British commander of Jordan’s Arab Legion if he was concerned about the fact that the Jewish state would have so many Arab inhabitants. The official replied: “Oh no! That will be fixed. A few calculated massacres will soon get rid of them.”

    • JWalters
      JWalters
      April 5, 2019, 10:09 pm

      Well put. The graph shows clearly that the younger population of Israel prefers rabid cruelty over regular cruelty.

    • jon s
      jon s
      April 6, 2019, 5:29 pm

      misterioso,
      It would not be too difficult to provide numerous quotes by prominent Zionists expressing the desire to live in peace with the Arab population (and I’ve done so, in previous comments).

      The Herzl diary quote from 1895 is an example of out-of -context citation. What does it have to do with the Palestinians? Do you see any mention of Arabs or Palestinians?

      • RoHa
        RoHa
        April 6, 2019, 11:57 pm

        “It would not be too difficult to provide numerous quotes by prominent Zionists expressing the desire to live in peace with the Arab population”

        They would be quotes about unfulfilled desires, about things that didn’t happen.

        Misterioso’s quotes are about the brutal reality, about things that did happen.

      • YoniFalic
        YoniFalic
        April 7, 2019, 4:49 am

        Herzl told us exactly what he thought of Palestinians in Alt-Neuland.

        Kingscourt und Friedrich beeilten sich auch fortzukommen. Sie fuhren auf der schlechten Eisenbahn nach Jerusalem. Auch auf diesem Wege Bilder tiefster Verkommenheit. Das flache Land fast nur Sand und Sumpf. Die mageren Äcker wie verbrannt. Schwärzliche Dörfer von Arabern. Die Bewohner hatten ein räuberhaftes Aussehen. Die Kinder spielten nackt in Straßenstaube.

        Translation.

        Kingscourt and Friedrich hurried to get away. They traveled on the miserable railroad to Jerusalem. Even on this route scenes of the deepest depravity. Flat land almost only sand and swamp. The spare cultivated fields as if scorched. Colorless villages of Arabs. The inhabitants looked like robbers. The children played naked in the street dust.

        “Verkommenheit” is something rotten, neglected, ruined; “sand und sumpf,” an infertile land, not cultivated by “civilized” people; scorched fields and the neglected, colorless villages reminds us of a country devastated by war; the inhabitants are either second-class human beings or not human at all; they are criminals, homeless, dishonest, not trustworthy.

        Altneuland is racist colonialist literature, which serves the purpose of justifying the rule of colonizers over savage people. The book is a legitimization narrative, whose content has little connection to the reality of early twentieth century Palestine.

        All the original Zionist ideologues were white racist European colonialists, who believed in their absolution right to take the land of non-Europeans and to displace or to kill the natives. (Both are acts of genocide.)

        Jon S spews hasbarah and spin without surcease.

        He never stops lying.

        Haaretz provides a good summary of Nordau’s thinking in Max Nordau’s ‘Inferiority’ Complex.

        One should not be surprised that white racist Zionists like Jon S and my family had no qualms about invading Palestine, stealing the country, and committing genocide on the natives.

        It is worth mentioning that Hitler’s ideas of eugenics, life unworthy of life, white supremacism, and possible need to exterminate inferior races all seem derived (without attribution) from Nordau, who was a major German culture critic as well as primary Zionist ideologue.

      • Mooser
        Mooser
        April 7, 2019, 8:52 pm

        “Jon S spews hasbarah and spin without surcease. He never stops lying.”

        You know how it is. “Jons” isn’t a real sabra, just an American wanna-be. So he’s got to be more Zionist than the Pope, as the saying goes.

  2. Kay24
    Kay24
    April 4, 2019, 10:33 pm

    You are absolutely right Phil, it is disheartening. You feel there is no hope for the Palestinians.
    It seems the majority of Israelis don’t care if Netanyahu is corrupt, on the verge of being indicted, has lied, and they do not want peace with their neighbors. They seem to WANT to prolong the occupation, keep breaking international laws and build illegal settlements, and their hatred for the Palestinians is so deep, they don’t give a damn that many kids are killed by the “brave” IDF, because after all all Palestinians are terrorists (snakes, beasts etc) even the babies, and deserve to be killed.

    Nothing Netanyahu does seems to make them turn away from him (like the Trump supporters),
    He has brainwashed them into thinking that he can control America, twist arms, collectively punish, and take care of them. Netanyahu has made an ass of himself in the international arena, but it does not make them ashamed. Netanyahu has made Israel one of the most disliked nations in the world, but they don’t care.

    Netanyahu has also formed a coalition with Jewish supremacists, called terrorists by the US State Department, but that does seem to concern them either.

    So what does that say about the majority of Israelis?

    • CigarGod
      CigarGod
      April 5, 2019, 10:14 am

      What does it say about the nations of the world who have the ability to Boycott, Divest and Sanction to correct their behavior, but don’t?

      • Maximus Decimus Meridius
        Maximus Decimus Meridius
        April 5, 2019, 11:39 am

        The reality is that most govts in Western nations are terrified to be seen as in any way anti-Zionist because they’ll of course be smeared as anti semites and will also alienate powerful Jewish donors – it’s not politically correct to say so but that doesn’t mean it’s not true.

        However, populations in those same Western countries – America, Canada, Britain, Italy, you name it – are more and more anti-Zionist and no amount of media censorship and hysteria over supposed anti semitism is going to change that.

  3. RoHa
    RoHa
    April 5, 2019, 12:45 am

    ‘We have long contended that “a Jewish state” established in a land that is half-Palestinian, ‘

    Half? Which half?

    The whole land was the land of the Palestinian Arabs.

    • jon s
      jon s
      April 5, 2019, 4:40 am

      This election really is strange. There is almost no discussion of the most important issues facing us: the occupation, the settlements, the Palestinians, the prospects for peace… Instead the election has developed into a referendum on Netanyahu, for him or against. I’m hoping that we can get rid of him and his lackeys and continue the struggle to preserve what’s left of democracy here.

      And – wildly off topic-we’re following the Israeli Beresheet lunar mission. Yesterday “lunar capture” was achieved and next week, if all goes well, lunar landing.

      • Donald
        Donald
        April 5, 2019, 10:04 am

        Interesting to hear you say all those critical things about the election, Jon S. What fraction of the Israeli Jewish population would you guess has any interest in working towards a 2ss? (I won’t bother asking how many want a1ss with equal rights for everyone and a Palestinian ROR, though if you happen to know…)

        And on the off topic topic, possibly others will criticize you for it, but I found it interesting, though yes, off topic. I didn’t even know Israel had a lunar mission. I googled and apparently India also has lunar plans. Okay, geek moment over.

      • Maximus Decimus Meridius
        Maximus Decimus Meridius
        April 5, 2019, 10:32 am

        ” There is almost no discussion of the most important issues facing us: the occupation, the settlements, the Palestinians, the prospects for peace… ”

        Presumably this is because the electorate in ‘the Middle East’s only democracy’ don’t care enough about these issues? Or at least, the voters who count, ie, Jewish voters? After all, they can do pretty much whatever they want to non-Jews and get away with it, so why would they care? It’s clear as day, and has been for some time now, that as long as there’s no downside to what they do, the great Jewish electorate couldn’t give a toss aobut what happens to non-Jews living under their rule.

      • Mooser
        Mooser
        April 5, 2019, 12:23 pm

        ” I’m hoping that we can get rid of him and his lackeys and continue the struggle to preserve what’s left of democracy here “Jons”

        When or where is that “what’s left of democracy” left from?

        And oh, BTW, are you talking about democracy for Jews, rather than an Orthodox theocracy? Or actual equal rights for Palestinian and Jew alike? (Which is something easy to do in an Orthodox Jewish theocracy, huh?)

        “Jons, Israel will become more fascist, and you will too. You’ll do the accepted things, and mouth the expected shibboleths and go along.

      • jon s
        jon s
        April 6, 2019, 5:11 pm

        Donald,
        In general, the Left is committed to two states as the best option for achieving peace. What fraction are we among Israeli Jews? I would rather not guess, three days before the election. The Right rejects two states, opposes partition and the establishment of a Palestinian state. The Center isn’t saying much on the issue, aside from platitudes.

        On the lunar mission: Beresheet is now in lunar orbit and if all goes well, the landing will take place on Thursday.
        See here:
        http://www.visit.spaceil.com/

      • Marnie
        Marnie
        April 8, 2019, 6:50 am

        ‘wildly off topic’. Yeah that’s you all over jon s, just a wild and crazy guy. Actually one sick MF.

        Say – don’t let the 7th layer of heaven smack you in the ass on your way to the moon! Fuck the israeli lunar mission or any mission that doesn’t involve getting way the hell out of Palestine. They don’t deserve the chance to colonize another dunam of land, even on the moon.

        Since you’re insistent on posting BS such as personal tidbits from Beersheva, hag sameach or the lunar lunacy as per anything and all israeli, I hear that stormfront really digs what you zionists are up to. I’m sure they’d be just thrilled about this. Maybe they’d invite you to post weekly updates on the latest zionist actions WRT The Palestinian Question

      • jon s
        jon s
        April 8, 2019, 3:32 pm

        Marnie,
        I wish that you didn’t feel that you need to use profanity and such a nasty tone.
        I wrote a comment on our election and added a remark about the lunar mission, simply because I think it’s interesting.
        Let’s hope for a good outcome in the election. At least a better government than the present one.

      • Mooser
        Mooser
        April 8, 2019, 3:49 pm

        “I wish that you didn’t feel that you need to use profanity and such a nasty tone.” “Jons”

        “I would remind the readers of Mondoweiss that YoniFalic is a self proclaimed hater of Judaism , who has stated that the Holocaust was “blowback”. He is also a self-confessed war criminal, murderer of innocent Palestinian civilians” “Jons”

        Never seen, except on the white right, such blithe hypocrisy.

      • Marnie
        Marnie
        April 9, 2019, 1:58 am

        @jon s ‘I wish that you didn’t feel that you need to use profanity and such a nasty tone’.

        dear jon –
        that’s the way I communicate.

        Nothing I say could be more profane than the existence of the ‘state of israel’ and it’s many enablers, including your own damn self.

        ‘Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.’

  4. William3
    William3
    April 5, 2019, 8:18 am

    “tracing an arc that bends toward justice, speaking of Martin Luther King, of course.” While this quote is often attributed to King (he did say it), he was quoting the American Transcendentalist and abolishinist Theodore Parker:

    Parker predicted the inevitable success of the abolitionist cause this way:

    I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight; I can divine it by conscience. And from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice.

    A century later, Martin Luther King, Jr. paraphrased these words in a prepared statement he read in 1956 following the conclusion of the Montgomery bus boycott. He would later use a similar paraphrasing to great effect in two famous speeches and his final sermon: “How Long, Not Long”, delivered in March 1965 on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol; “Where Do We Go From Here?”, delivered in August 1967 to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; and his “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution” sermon, delivered in March 1968 at the National Cathedral.In each instance, King’s paraphrase included the words “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice”.

  5. diacad
    diacad
    April 5, 2019, 8:52 am

    Phil- Reading this, I am reminded of my thought which must have been articulated better by others. Perhaps the Palestinians are de facto hostages – not just the ones in Gaza, but also those living within Israel. As formidable as Israeli weaponry and Zionist zeal can be, they may be less a deterrent to any outside military action against Israel than the risk of some kind of a Palestinian holocaust. Not only from Israeli retaliation, but also from inevitable Palestinian casualties among those in Israel proper. Israel may have to collapse through its own economic and political developments before there is any hope for the Palestinians. Very sad for all…

    • Maximus Decimus Meridius
      Maximus Decimus Meridius
      April 5, 2019, 11:36 am

      “As formidable as Israeli weaponry and Zionist zeal can be,”

      “Zionist zeal” and – often American – weaponry hasn’t won a war for many years.

      Faced with an enemy with the ability to fight back, those Zionist zealots mostly run away.

  6. Citizen
    Citizen
    April 5, 2019, 1:38 pm

    Today 15 young Jews from IFNOTNoW were arrested in New York demanding that Birthright. confront the human rights crisis of the Occupation. They said Birthright has turned down their final request to ditch the donors and join the movement to end the occupation. Mid week next they will hold a meeting online to decide their next step. You are invited. Just go to their web site and register–even if you can’t make it, they will send you a recording of what is decided.

  7. CHUCKMAN
    CHUCKMAN
    April 5, 2019, 4:48 pm

    The very nature of the way Israel is constructed, its political system, plus the problem of its placement would seem to dictate almost perpetual hostility and conflict.

    No party in Israel can ever get a real majority. Whoever forms a government must deal with the extremists and ultra-Orthodox. So, the most extreme and hostile people perpetually maintain leverage beyond their numbers. No change seems possible there.

    The Zionists made the deliberate choice of going to a part of the world less than welcoming to them. Israel only gains “friends” with tyrants in the region, men like the Saudi Crown Prince or Egypt’s tyrant president-for-life. The men who keep their own populations suppressed and regularly chop heads. The tyrants’ own futures are not limitless in a modern and changing world.

    The extremely hostile principle of Ze’ev Jabotinsky’s “iron wall” has been applied by Israel from the very beginning, making it no friends among neighboring people and also giving its own people a sense of hostility and even contempt towards neighbors.

    Genuine peace or settlement simply cannot be generated from within Israel. There’s no engine for doing it.

    It has always been the case that it must be pushed from outside.

    The United States is the obvious chief candidate for that job since it is Israel’s chief sponsor and protector.

    But Israel has the United States’ political system under a good deal of subtle control through its many lobbies.

    The American system of lobbies and cash for campaigns is a self-inflicted wound, but it not going to change for the foreseeable future. Why? because everyone in office now benefits from it.

    So, expectations for any kind of real change, I believe, are pretty close to fantasy.

    We now have the added element of a completely unprincipled man like Trump being President and literally giving away things he has no legal authority to give – recognition of Jerusalem and the annexation of the Golan – both violations of international law and of diplomatic protocols.

    He does so to assure his war chest, and some favorable publicity, for the 2020 re-election campaign. But in doing so, he not only violates the rule of law, he feeds the worst expectations of Israeli extremists.

    I can see no light at the end of the tunnel.

    Except the enduring reality of the Palestinian people themselves, their remarkable forbearance and bravery.

    Israel can ignore them a long time, as it already has, but not forever. And there is a limit as to how much humiliation and abuse a society can keep heaping on another people. It simply cannot go on forever as it has. It has a long-term destructive effect on your own people.

    Israel’s governments have always hoped they could make the Palestinians miserable enough to leave (something which was Moshe Dayan’s explicit advice after the 1967 war of acquisition), but they are not leaving. And goofy dreams of shipping them all off to Jordan or the Sinai or someplace else are just that, goofy dreams. No one will take millions of people. They have no place to go.

    And, of course, there’s that unavoidable reality of the Palestinian fertility rates being higher than European Israel’s. That’s always the case for poorer and repressed people. Over time, that means big changes.

    • Maximus Decimus Meridius
      Maximus Decimus Meridius
      April 6, 2019, 4:53 am

      “The Zionists made the deliberate choice of going to a part of the world less than welcoming to them.”

      I’m not sure if anyone would ‘welcome’ people who came from another continent and tried to turf you out of the home your family had lived in for generations, on the pretext that there was a slim possibilitity that their ancestors might perhaps maybe – but probably not – have lived there two millennia previously.

      I’m certain that none of the “Zionist” supporters in the West would even think of making such a sacrifice themselves.

  8. jon s
    jon s
    April 7, 2019, 7:33 am

    I would remind the readers of Mondoweiss that YoniFalic is a self proclaimed hater of Judaism , who has stated that the Holocaust was “blowback”. He is also a self-confessed war criminal, murderer of innocent Palestinian civilians . Now he states that Hitler got his ideas from… Max Nordau!

    As to Herzl’s novel, YoniFalic concentrates on the early part , where Palestine is described as backward and destitute. Herzl was setting the stage for what happens later:

    “Löwenberg and Kingscourt spend the following twenty years on the island, cut off from civilization. As they stop over in Palestine on their way back to Europe in 1923, they are astonished to discover a land drastically transformed. A Jewish state officially named the “New Society” has since risen as European Jews have rediscovered and re-inhabited their Altneuland, reclaiming their own destiny in the Land of Israel. The country, whose leaders include some old acquaintances from Vienna, is now prosperous and well-populated, boasts a thriving cooperative industry based on state-of-the-art technology, and is home to a free, just, and cosmopolitan modern society. Arabs have full equal rights with Jews, with an Arab engineer among the New Society’s leaders, and most merchants in the country are Armenians, Greeks, and members of other ethnic groups. The duo arrives at the time of a general election campaign, during which a fanatical rabbi establishes a political platform arguing that the country belongs exclusively to Jews and demands non-Jewish citizens be stripped of their voting rights, but is ultimately defeated.”

  9. jon s
    jon s
    April 7, 2019, 3:54 pm

    MHughes,
    I agree . Herzl was a 19th century European liberal, so we shouldn’t be too surprised that he reflects some of the attitudes prevalent at that time.
    As to Orwell, could you be thinking of “Shooting an Elephant”?

  10. Peter in SF
    Peter in SF
    April 7, 2019, 6:22 pm

    Here is something even more dismal to consider. The polling on young/old Israelis. The young love Netanyahu.

    Doesn’t that contradict what I read here on Mondoweiss not two weeks ago?
    https://mondoweiss.net/2019/03/generation-jewish-leaders/

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