Sunday, January 1, 2012

J.Post January 1: Losing his Balance

Sir, – As befitting a dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, David Newman attempts to present us with a somewhat balanced picture of the anti-Israel and anti-Semitic views of both the Right and Left.

In the midst of his
article he apparently, however, loses his balance, and we are clearly able to discern his own biases and sympathies in favor of Israel’s critics.

Newman describes as “legitimate” the criticism of Israel’s policies in relation to the continuation of the occupation, and its refusal to move towards a peace agreement which would grant the Palestinians the same rights of sovereignty that the Jewish state enjoys. He states that these views are shared by at “least half of the Israeli population.”

I submit, that to brand Israel as the “refusers” to come to a peace agreement, in of itself is a perverted distortion of the facts.To claim that half of Israel’s citizens agree with this claim is no less of a distortion. [
Is it at all possible that a bit of antisemitism has invaded the Social Sciences?]

Petah Tikva