Robert Reich Stops Refraining


Robert Reich has a Facebook post in which he declares the he is not refraining anymore.

Meanwhile, many American Jews who have refrained from speaking out against the right-wing radicalism that has taken hold in Israel – a radicalism that rejects a “two-state solution” and continues to build new settlements on the West Bank, and which we believe imperils the future of Israel — are now feeling emboldened to do so. Aipac does not speak for us. House Republicans do not speak for us. Billionaires do not speak for us. We have been silent for too long. — Robert Reich

I agree even though I am not among “many American Jews who have refrained from speaking out against the right-wing radicalism that has taken hold in Israel.” I mean I am not among the set who has been refraining.

I am surprised at how many American Jewish Liberals are fans of Netanyahu, when they would be strongly opposed to him if he were an American politician of the far right wing or perhaps Tea Party. The right wing is where he would be if he espoused his positions as an American politician.


Here is a bit of BBC propaganda that I picked up from one of the comments to Robert Reich’s post. The YouTube post explains the context.

Uploaded on Apr 11, 2008

This clip is from episode one of a British-made documentary from 2002 titled ‘The Age Of Terror’, and examines the bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem on 22nd July 1946 by Zionist-Jewish terrorists, in which the south wing of the hotel, then occupied by British civil-military authorities, was bombed killing ninety-one people. Twenty-eight of the victims were British, forty-one Arabic, while seventeen were Jewish.
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I have heard all the justifications for this episode from fellow Jewish parents, teachers, and assorted other folk. All I ask is that as you watch the video and repeat all those stories you have been taught, just for a moment listen to your own justifications. Now think about what your reaction would be if the people posing as Arabs to carry out this attack were, in fact, actually Arabs.

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