Why are they so angry?

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November 27, 2011
The American Prospect
by Gershom Gorenberg  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"'He's lying! He's lying!' the man at the back of the hall shouted, in a tone as desperate as it was angry. 'He hasn't read the Geneva Conventions.' The primary object of his rage was me. The secondary object, it seemed, was his fellow congregants, who'd allowed me to lecture at his New York-area synagogue. I'd spoken about threats to Israel's democracy, including those posed by ongoing expansion of West Bank settlements. This was the first time, I'd been told, that the congregation had hosted a speaker on Israel from outside a spectrum running from right-wing to very right-wing." (11/25/11)


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