This is just great, as was Phil’s piece about Weiss. It’s amazing how the right take the language of the left, appropriate it to fit their agenda, and then blame the left. I hope we continue to see Weiss fall from her privileged position.
J Street wants it both ways: Here’s the Israeli occupation, but just a part of it; We’re more left than Birthright, but we still love Israel; We can acknowledge mistreatment of Palestinians but we still believe in Israel’s myth. Kudos to these young Jews for seeing the bigger picture and beginning to question Zionism.
Phil, this is so beautiful. You so thoroughly discuss the complexities of Oz’s identity, explain why liberal Zionists loved him, and also why his opinions were ultimately limited and dangerous. Such gorgeous writing–thank you for this.