Some reactions: “the U.S. ambassador to Israel protested to Netanyahu, asking him to distance himself from Oren’s accusation. But in another sign of how toxic relations have grown, Netanyahu refused.”
Toxic would be threatening to cut off military aid to Israel. Everything else is just PR.
“Saved several struggling pundits from obscurity.”
In the case of Tom ‘The Unit’ Friedman, if only he were in danger of obscurity.
It has always seemed to me that being a Jew should be based on the ethical statements from the Seder: We should think of ourselves as having personally come out of slavery; no one is free unless everyone is free; Jews have an obligation to work for that universal freedom.
And, based on that, Zionism can’t be Jewish.