Please, stop supporting us

Posted: November 20th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: the US and us | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

Read Haaretz’s Anshel Pfeffer on the damage Israel’s supporters in the US and Europe might be causing us:

(…) The real problem with today’s Israel lobby, in Britain and the United States, is not with its finances and their lack of transparency but with its entire mind-set. The basic fact is that by its actions, the lobby is now causing Israel more harm than good (…) On every level – moral, political, diplomatic, economic, military and religious – this country is being rapidly corrupted and damaged by the continuing occupation of the West Bank. By granting blanket support to all policies of whatever Israeli government happens to be in power, and by branding critics of these policies as either self-hating Jews or anti-Semites, they’re contributing to Israel’s siege mentality and delaying the day when Israelis will finally realize that there’s only one practical and ethical alternative.

Personally, I couldn’t agree more. It’s time for Jews around the world to ask themselves if they want this generation to be remembered as nothing but cheerleaders for the occupation (or as Yoel Marcus wrote,  “5 million Africaners”).