[A-List] Co-Moderator's - China/correction
mstainsby at resist.ca
Wed Aug 4 20:00:54 MDT 2004
> As for the Jewish left, it is become so rare that the term sounds like
> an oxymoron,
> Henry C.K. Liu
Part of the reason is that anti-Zionist Jews don't organize as Jews per se
(all the time, that is), but instead are the leading steering committee
members of this organization:
Some certainly do organize as Jews, such as:
or several groups from my new city, such as Jewish Alliance Against the
The Concordia Students Union of two years ago that chased Netanyahu off of
Montreal's downtown George Williams campus was majority Jewish, including
the president and vice-president.
There is a list of various Jewish anti-Occupation groups around the
It is simply wrong and really fucked up to say there is no "Jewish Left",
unless by that you mean that there is not a large organized left of Jews
festooned with all manner of Stars of David. However, without the Jewish
anti-Zionist voices (I personally am not a believer that there can be such
a thing as a "Zionist left") there would be a much more weakened peace
movement and turds like Michael Lerner would hold far more sway.
Yes, Jewish people who are particularly identified as "JEWS" to the world
are less likely to oppose the occupation or to start up the denial of the
UN resolutions pertaining to refugees.
However, the most ardently "MUSLIM" muslims might likely hold to opposite
views, and the most "JESUS!" based Christians are racists, etc etc etc.
This is pretty standard stuff and I urge Henry to be a little less
suspicious of Judaism. Particularly because his voice on such matters as
China (et al) is so badly needed, we can't afford to have him peddling
"enabling, gateway" anti-Semitism.
In the contradiction lies the hope
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