August 6, 2010
I saw this in Haaretz and thought of all you open minded, independent and free thinking individuals on the JC blog, notably Jon and Jonathan. It appears that the blind following of Israeli policies as 'always automatically right' and labeling of any criticism of Israel as 'anti-semitic' and 'anti-Israel' may be confined to the Jewish Chronicle, at least amongst Jews within Britain.
4,000 British Jews responded to the survey that examined their attitudes towards the Israeli state. Large numbers of the Jews polled had visited Israel (95%), and 72% described themselves as Zionists. Nevertheless, it appears some British Jews can be critical of Israeli policies (i guess Jon and Jonathan were not polled??).
78% supported the two-state solution, 74% were against increasing West Bank settlements, 67% favoured a land for peace deal, and 52% supported negotiations with Hamas in order to achieve peace.
but i guess these British Jews who can criticise Israeli policies will simply be dismissed as 'self-hating Jews?'