Thomas Friedman “seldom missed an opportunity to highlight criticism of the Jewish state, especially from Israelis who insisted that its “occupation” was immoral”

JNS
Thomas Friedman’s political fantasy
by Jerold S. Auerbach
April 17, 2020

In a recent New York Times column (April 7), Thomas Friedman listed his preferred choices for various posts in a Joe Biden administration. Among those serving in his fantasy government would be Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the pro-Palestinian leftist whose uninformed and invariably hostile comments about Israel have verged on anti-Semitism, as ambassador to the United Nations…Growing up in “a rather typical middle-class American Jewish family,” Friedman identified himself as a “three-day-a-year” Jew until the Six-Day War ignited “my Jewish identity.” After three summers as a kibbutz volunteer, he conceded, his identification with Israel had become “insufferable.” READ MORE

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