I know Israel acts very improperly sometimes, but make up your mind already. Either it's the worst of humanity or the fog of war. Don't you understand that discourse about this conflict has no place for nuance and reappraisal?
The more defenders of Israeli policies overreach and try to capitalize on Goldstone's op-dd in the Washington Post, the more pressure Goldstone will be under to disappoint them by clarifying his position.
It's clear that with his most recent ramblings the description 'respected international jurist' will never again be appended to Richard Goldstone. But much more troubling are the comments now being attributed to Samantha Power.
It's too easy for J Street to pile on when the alleged abuser is a conservative Republican. It's far more difficult, and costly, for J Street to go after fellow leftists who abuse language, especially those with large followings among its supporters.
Thanksgiving is itself an act of Tikkun Olam. It celebrates the bridging of fierce differences, the coming together of seeming opposites, the idea that helping people takes precedence over barriers of creed.
Democracy for America doesn't seem to have a problem with backing those who support the self-destructive policies of Netanyahu, though they would refuse to support those who backed the same kinds of policies under Bush.