Friday, November 06, 2009

With Friends Like These

This Jeffrey Goldberg interview with American Task Force on Palestine's Hussein Ibish is interesting for various reasons, not least because he seems to be attacking J Street from the right. (How exactly this serves ATFP's objectives I don't know.) Other false notes: 1) Ibish claims Jewish Voices for Peace is a "one-state group all the way and without reservation," which is factually incorrect; and 2) Ibish is a bit tactless when he says: "[Tony] Judt put out this [bi-national state] argument and... since then, he basically has more or less withdrawn from the conversation." How dare he curtail his work schedule by becoming afflicted with ALS!