Trouble in the Tribe: The Jewish American Conflict over Israel

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When I started hearing the following audio recording, my overpowering thought was, I wish the Indians do the same – that is, understand the difference between nation and the Government, they are two different entities. Its not easy to discern, but when you do, you started seeing things clearly.

Criticism of Government of Israel is not the same as criticism of Israel. 

Criticism of Modi government is not the same as criticism of India.
Unflinching party loyalty is not the same as patriotism. 

At least I am glad in our forum Dallas Indians, most of the Indians are learning to at least accept another point of view without throwing epiteths and insults for their differences. 

Professor Dov Waxman explains the view point of the right, right center, left and left center eloquently without denigrating or upping any one. I like that. 

“The biggest divide in the Jewish American community isn’t over theology or even how you worship. It’s all about where you stand on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In his new book,Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict Over Israel, Dov Waxman documents how American Jews are increasingly divided over the topic of Israel and illustrates some of the real-life consequences.”  Interfaith Radio. 

Dov Waxmanprofessor at Northeastern University, author of Trouble in the Tribe, andcommentator on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

One of the best programs that gave a good summary of Jewish attitudes towards Israel.

Mike Ghouse

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