[Marxism] Nada Elia: Time to Stop Celebrating Jewish Dissent in Palestine Solidarity Mvmt

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Apr 28 16:54:25 MDT 2016


On 4/28/16 6:44 PM, Jeff via Marxism wrote:
> What I question the legitimacy of is
> right-wing organizations suddenly presenting themselves as friends of the
> Palestinians, when if you look at their origins you'll find they hate Arabs
> just as much as they hate Jews.


It is much more complicated. The people who organized the tour are part 
of the PSL/Workers World wing of the movement that is very much pro-Arab 
except those who opposed Assad. Paul Larudee, for example, writes very 
laudable articles on Palestinians but is atrocious on Syria. 
Furthermore, a lot of right wingers have become pro-Palestinian on a 
realpolitik basis, like Mearsheimer and Walt who see the Israel lobby as 
a threat to the "national interest". Attempts to reduce these issues to 
"decent" leftists on one side and perfidious rightwingers on the other 
is a waste of time.



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