|Looking east from Shiloh, which has a very long and well-documented Jewish History, though people all over the world want it Judenrein, clean of Jews.|
Read this New Yorker interview with Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, by Isaac Chotiner to get to the nitty gritty of "anti-settlement" pro-Apartheid vs Jews world view and their worship of the "Two State" solution. In Oren's favor, I must say that he seems to be evolving Rightwards in terms of policy/ideology.
When Michael Oren was first appointed as Israel's Ambassador to the USA, lots of people were concerned about his Leftist reputation, but he did well. In the New Yorker interview he didn't go far enough, as far as I'm concerned. I would have liked for him to out and out call Isaac Chotiner pro-apartheid and anti-Jewish/antisemitic. Oren wimped out; instead he just ended the interview and hung up on Chotiner.
I have a strong feeling that Chotiner hasn't a clue that he came out sounding anti-Jewish, pro-Apartheid. Oren had requested that the interview be scrapped, if I understood him correctly. If I'm not mistaken, Chotiner just edited the transcription of the interview, in which he said some ridiculous things, and Oren tried to show him his hypocrisy. I guess that Oren wanted it scrapped, because he was understandably wary about what Chotiner could do with it as an article. B"H, Chotiner chose a format that allowed Oren's words to appear without much change.
What's most disturbing to me about the interview is that Chotiner seems totally oblivious to his pro-apartheid antisemitic ideology/position. This is so typical of those who promote the so-called Palestinians. They endorse as an acceptable requirement that Jews be banned from "Palestine," and they don't think it immoral that Jews are banned from quite a number of Arab countries. For some inexplicable reason they don't see the banning of Jews as apartheid.
It's too bad that Michael Oren wasn't willing to confront Isaac Chotiner with the truth. That would have brought the interview to a much higher level. Oren should have recorded it, continued it making the truth clear and of course publicize it.
Jews are being discriminated against, and hypocrisy rules the media, diplomacy, universities etc.
|Biblical Shiloh, one of Judaism's Holy Cities, well-documented Jewish History, though people all over the world want it Judenrein, clean of Jews.|