I don't know how he knows what most Jews like or don't like but by the next paragraph he knows what all Jews find "unnerving":
He lists out various examples of what he claims is evidence of "the longest hatred" mostly without any consideration of arguments had at the time. For example,
The Israel lobby went into overdrive for the war on Iraq and it only emerged after the war that Israel itself, specifically Ariel Sharon, was against the war. I don't entirely accept the Israel lobby thesis but as per Mearsheimer and Walt, the Israel lobby works, it supposes for Israel but is not Israeli, therefore they say it is no good for Israel nor America. I mention this because it is yet another example of Jonathan Freedland's dishonesty when it comes to Israel's critics. Of course, I am none too concerned whether the lobby is good or bad for Israel but I think Mearsheimer and Walt are stretching their point on Israel and failing to define what is in America's "national interest".
But still, after a lengthy intro, all I really wanted to do was draw attention to Caryl Churchill's letter complaining of Freedland's and Julius's dishonesty:
It's a pity no one dealt with other aspects of what he wrote but then Freedland is the main (but by no means the only) resident zionist at The Guardian.
But, far be it from Anthony Julius to let someone undermine one of his false allegations:
I suppose one can always hope that Guardian readers will have sophisticated enough bogus allegation detectors to be wise to Julius but happily enough, The Guardian allowed Caryl Churchill another bite of the cherry. Well antisemitism did used to be a serious allegation. Here it is:
LondonNot if some zionists get their way, it won't.