I’ve grown certain that the root of all fear is that we’ve been forced to deny who we are.Frances Moore Lappe, O Magazine, May 2004
This week I’ve been discussing Israel activism is activists (OK I do this all the time but this time I was given coffee). One of the most depressing things was the claim that students are too scared to state openly that Israel is morally, historically, judicially and strategically in the right. So they offer a watered-down there’s right on both sides; ‘we know Israel isn’t perfect but it’s trying’; the charges against us aren’t true.
There’s truth in that of course but the Destroy Israel Lobby doesn’t feel the need to be fair to the other side. Their 100% Black & White attack compared to our nuances makes us look guiltyand apologetic, in many eyes.
Really, I want to know what you are scared of. Are you scared of physical attack; not being cool; not being PC enough. What?
P.S. If you don’t feel this post concerns you, disregard it.