November 28, 2008

JC correspondent pursues Israel critic beyond the grave

Unbelievable! See this response to the Jewish Chronicle's obituary for Irene Breugel, the recently deceased founder of Jews for Justice for Palestinians. If you followed the link to Just Peace UK in the previous post you may have already read it.
"The obituary of Irene Bruegel (November 21st) founder-secretary of Jews for Justice for Palestinians, gave the impression of someone equally concerned with the wellbeing of Israelis as with the Palestinians. This is far from the reality. The organisation she founded is consistently and unremittingly hostile to Israel and JfJfP have helped fuel anti-Israel rhetoric in the media. I find it unacceptable for the JC to sanitise the supposed contributions of people who have given succour to our enemies, out of a misguided respect for those recently deceased.
One can only wonder at how low some people, including whoever decided to publish that letter, are willing to stoop for the sake of the colonial settler project known as the State of Israel.

You know, with the humanitarian disaster that zionism has inflicted on the Palestinians it's sometimes easy to overlook the fact that the Jewish community has gone from being a community represented as fairly by quiet piety as by noisy radicalism to one dominated by shrill nasty bigots, racists, war criminals and apologists for the same. I think that has to be one of the cultural tragedies of the age. But maybe that's just me.

For what it's worth, the Jewish Chronicle is here.

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