Debating The Lobby
A debate with Shlomo Ben-Ami, Martin Indyk, Dennis Ross, Rashid Khalidi, Tony Judt, and John Mersheimer took place at Cooper Union in NYC on September 28. I attended and found it interesting and refreshing. No mention of it appeared in any newspaper I read. Here is a video of the event for those who might be interested.
It’s long past time that Americans discuss carefully and honestly our government’s policy toward Israel. Defense groups in the U.S. who repress such efforts are making the same mistake the Catholic Church made before Vatican II: if you don’t talk about it, the issue will go away. No, it doesn’t. It festers.