“Abandoning ‘Israel Firster’ to Fight a Battle to Win”

May 1, 2009

Writing in the Jewish Daily Forward, JJ Goldberg reminded me of words I wrote 43 years ago in the Village Voice:

I shall always choose the Jewish cause. Not blindly, not arbitrarily, but with full knowledge of who I am and where I must be.

My views on Israel have not changed very much since then. Then, as now, I opposed Arab radicals who refused to accept Israel’s right to sovereignty and security. Then, as now, I opposed Israeli radicals and their allies here who pretend that Palestinians don’t exist or, if they do, don’t have the rights granted to every other people.


Read the full article here.