Like me, our friend Caroline wholly opposes the ethnic-cleansing of the Jews in Judea and Samaria in order that the Arabs can create yet another racist Judenrein state.
Unlike our friend Caroline I still favor a two-state solution, although I have come to understand that it will never come about through a negotiated agreement and therefore encourage Israel to simply declare its final borders and remove the IDF to behind those borders.
In any case, you should give this a listen because she makes some excellent points and it is exceedingly refreshing to hear a Jew stand up for Jewish civil liberties rather than joining with the anti-Zionists to condemn these evil "settlers."
One of my major criticisms of "progressive Zionists" is that they tend to demonize and defame their fellow Jews who live where neither Mahmoud Abbas nor Barack Obama want them to live. Doing so encourages violence toward those people, is anti-Semitic on its face, and represents one example of what I call The "Palestinian" Colonization of the Jewish Mind.
Barack Obama recently said this:
But the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination, their right to justice must also be recognized. (Cheers, applause.) And put yourself in their shoes. Look at the world through their eyes.The problem is that in far too great a measure we already see the world through their eyes. We far too often see ourselves as illegal, racist occupiers who are oppressing the indigenous population. Such a view neither comports with the facts on the ground, nor does it comport with any expansive view of the history of Arab-Jewish relations in the Middle East.
The ability to see with the eyes of your opponent is of important strategic value, but it becomes a major liability when key aspects of their worldview, and of their propaganda, become key aspects of our worldview.
I say it is long past time that we stood up for our own civil liberties.