Over at dKos, the Troubadour had been thankfully silent for a long time. Unfortunately, all good things come to an end. Today he published a diary entitled: I Own Israel - A Progressive Jew's Claim.
As you can imagine, it is a typical progressive attempt to justify a one sided criticism of Israel, specifically, THE OCCUPATION.
It is why, when Israeli journalist Noam Sheizaf recently wrote in his review of Peter Beinart’s The Crisis of Zionism that “the occupation is the greatest moral challenge of my generation,” I nodded in agreement. I nodded instinctively to the words my generation. For his generation is mine. As Jews, we are responsible for this. I am responsible for this – responsible for realizing the Israel envisioned upon its founding, an Israel created to “ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants.”
You probably can guess the narrative. Naturally, not one single sentence is devoted to the reason there is an occupation in the first place. No, it is all Israel's fault, all the time, in every way. Is it any wonder that nobody but his own devotees take him seriously? The guy waxes on about his DUTY to criticize Israel with a straight face, seemingly unaware that a little criticism of the enemies of Israel too might make him look less biased. Guys like him never get it; nor do they get why not everybody loves them as moral saints.