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NY Times Vindicates Pipes

Reader comment on item: Who Supports Israel[, Jews or Conservatives]?

Submitted by NK285 (United States), Sep 3, 2003 at 12:46

"... the Palestinian cause has become the universal litmus test of liberal

".... criticism of Israeli policies should not be stifled by Christian visions of
Armageddon, right-wing zealotry or memories of the culture wars in Brooklyn."

-- Ian Buruma, "How to Talk About Israel," NY Times Sunday Magazine, 8/31/03

All of this is of course coming from the same individual who wrote in the same article that "the United States could have done much more to stop Israel from humiliating the Palestinians by turning the occupied territories into a kind of Wild East of
gunslinging settlers and hounded natives."

If these quotations do not make it implicitly clear that Israel can expect little support from the political Left, then nothing will.

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