Oh my goodness, Phil, this piece reminds me so much of when I was a broadcast journalist in the 1960s covering the Civil Rights Movement for NBC. And, yes, we all know that there were many, many folks of the Jewish faith in the vanguard of that movement. But Palestine is “different”? Sorry, but I don’t accept that the American Jewish community is “terrified” of the Palestinians: far too trite an answer. Granted the Palestine/Israel longstanding bloody feud is complicated–but much, if not most, to the contrivance of the Zionists who decided decades ago that they would delete Palestine and its people no matter what means to that end. Much of the world has come to know that Zionist Israel has all but accomplished that end through brutality, racism, genocide, ethnic cleansing and land theft. The record of these longstanding and continuing egregious human rights crimes speaks loudly for itself.
So how and why is the American Jewish community so “terrified” of the Palestinians? Further elaboration on this question I think would require you to delve deeply into Zionist Israel’s racism, or apartheid, if you will. Permit this native of South Louisiana who grew up in a racist culture to suggest that the answer is in the culture of Zionism and the Zionist regime “governing” Israel and still working to delete Palestine!