Guidelines for Critical Dialogue between Worldviews as exemplified by the Need for Non-antisemitic Dialogue with Israelis?

by Anthony Judge


Critical comments on the policies of Israel in its handling of the crisis with Hizbollah (JulyAugust 2006), or more generally with Palestinians, have evoked accusations of anti-semitism”. Both the criticism and the accusations have been characteristic of interaction with Israelis over decades – and, more generally, over centuries with regard to Jews. Considerable effort has gone into recognizing what constitutes the “anti-semitic” characteristics of such criticism. Although references are occasionally made to “non-anti-semitisim”, and the need to demonstrate it, it is not clear that any effort has been devoted to clarifying what constitutes “non-anti-semitic dialogue that is critical of Israel or of positions favoured by Jews in particular.(continue…)

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