“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln

An Illusion Of The Moment.

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David Hirsh is sharp as ever:

“The truth is it doesn’t require much courage at all to stand up and oppose Israeli human rights abuses. People do it all the time. Israelis do it all the time. It is the illusion of the moment, pushed by films such as Defamation, pushed by the self-promotion of the anti-Zionists that there are fearsome prices to be paid for supporting Palestinian liberation. Personally, I find it much more frightening to stand up for a democratic and genuinely liberational kind of criticism against the current British orthodoxy of casting Israel, and the Jews who support it, as uniquely and especially threatening.”

Shame, that CiF as so much anti-Jewish racism popping out of the comments boxes.

Written by modernityblog

15/01/2010 at 22:42

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  1. Jonathan Hoffman

    16/01/2010 at 22:55

  2. just read it, very amusing.

    I like the bit when he says “I didn’t realise how controversial he [Finkelstein] was” oh yeah.


    16/01/2010 at 23:13

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