Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Jewish Self-Hatred on the Front Page

There is a good article up at FrontPageMag about Jewish self-hatred in regards to Israel. Its a bit slim, in my opinion. I wish it had gone into the role of liberal anti-semitism in regards to this issue, as well as the long history of Jewish self-hatred, which is well in keeping with our current problems. Nothing that is going on with folks like Chomsky and Norman Finkelstein is particularly new in Jewish history. There have always been Jews who have bound themselves to anti-Jewish hatred for a myriad of various reasons. It’s a very old problem and unlikely to go away anytime soon. Nor is it unique to the Jewish experience, all oppressed peoples have their Uncle Toms. Still, an interesting interview and well worth reading.