Monday, October 5, 2009

British MP on being pro-Israel

David Cairns, British MP, posts this editorial today in JPost. Score one for nuance.

The point of the article is essentially that being pro-Israel and being pro-Israeli policy are two different things. When support of Israel stems from support of liberal democratic policies, one can only go so far if Israel adopts some policies which are not really liberal or democratic in theory or practice.

The editorial is also significant because the majority of diaspora front-breaking we've seen has been from here in the United States. It will be interesting to see how a centrist nuanced pro-Israel movement spreads from here.

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