"Those Jews" - If Only Israel and Its Supporters Would Disappear

(National Review) - Victor Davis Hanson Recently, Joseph Lieberman was hissed by an Arab-American audience when he briefly explained Israel's defensive wall in terms not unlike those used by other candidates. What earned him the special public rebuke not accorded to others was apparently nothing other than being Jewish - the problem was not what he said, but who he was. Slurring "Israel" or "the Jews" involves none of the risks of incurring progressive odium that similarly clumsy attacks against blacks, women, Palestinians, or homosexuals might draw, requires no real thinking, and seems to find an increasingly receptive audience.

2003-11-05 00:00:00

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