I’ve been marveling at the wonderful essays published at the Guardian’s Comment is Free blog on the Independent Jewish Voices initiative. I’ve especially noted the similarity of issues facing independent Jews in both England and America regarding the Israel-Palestinian debate. So I asked the editor if he’d consider publishing a few of my reflections. To my delight, they accepted a piece I’d been working on which incorporates some of the troubling incidents I’ve been writing about here over the past few weeks in which the mainstream Jewish leadership has been stifling the free flow of ideas on the conflict.
Cracks in the Wall has just been published at the site. I hope you go over and take a look. I’m trying to stay detached from the comments thread. But I’ve noted in other essays there, that the right wingers seems to predominate. So if you are of a mind too, and there’s anything particularly outrageous in the comments thread, let your views be known.
Congratulations Richard, it is a wonderful essay and a good series.
Great Richard! Congratulations! I’ll go over there soon as I can and comment.
Good on you Richard! Congratulations. Took a quick look and saw in any case many comments. I will give it a more thoughtful read later when I have a quiet few minutes.
Glenn Condell says
More good news; it’s like the river has begun flowing in reverse all of a sudden. Just finished Gaby Wood’s fine piece on Tony Judt and will now hop over and read your piece. And don’t be too disappointed about reaction to your efforts with the refuseniks; the US will take longer than elsewhere in this effort, but it all helps.
Mabrook!! (Congrats in Arabic)