Open Letter to the Jewish Members of LGF

elizajane4/28/2011 4:35:15 pm PDT

That was brave of you.

I have to admit that I stay out of these discussions, here and elsewhere. I know quite a lot about the founding of Israel (and its prehistory in the Balfour Declaration through World War II) and I feel strongly about its right to exist. But the conflict at this point gives me a headache because “leaders” on both sides have, on various occasions, behaved badly and stubbornly and stupidly. Equally, I feel sorry for the majority of the people on both sides. The way that the surrounding nations have played this situation over generations makes me furious. The attitude of a lot of British intellectuals today makes my blood boil.

So I just stay out of conversations. But I admire you for trying to figure out a position and to discuss it with people who may be more impassioned.