Thursday, March 27, 2003

"There is one thing more, however, and Podhoretz is not the least averse to bringing it forward: Israel. It was at the time of the Six-Day War in 1967--the bombings, the boycotts--that for the first time American Jews were able to grasp the peril of Israel, a new nation hanging on from crisis to crisis. American support was indispensable--and yet on the American Left, a nascent anti-Semitism had begun to appear."

From an old article on Norman Podhoretz, by none other then the late, great Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Unfortunately, Podhoretz is in a minority in understanding this. He and a handful of others have stood alone against the blindness and oblivious loyalties of his fellow American Jews for over 30 years. The rest of American Jewry is, unfortunately, still sleeping with the enemy. I don't know what form the ultimate betrayel of the liberal Jewish majority will be, but it is coming, and it will take a generation to put the pieces back together when it occurs.


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