Our numbers significantly increased so that we were not out-numbered by a factor of four to one, as has been the case in the past.
Matt Finkelstein and Susan George took point in front of the opposition while our lead organizer talked to the press.
I understand that there were concerns about staying on message, as well as organizational discipline.
I think that those are reasonable and necessary concerns depending on what we want to accomplish going forward.
But, needless to say, this should not prevent those of us with a different take from expressing our opinions.
What I found most interesting about the recent action was the fact that Susan and Matt clearly demonstrated the illiberality of the other side.
From my perspective, this is not about progressives versus conservatives.
This is about liberals versus anti-liberals and, make-no-mistake, anti-Zionism is decidedly anti-liberal.
Susan and Matt gave us a demonstration of this and the other side did not even realize it.
Not a single anti-Zionist took up the gauntlet that Matt and Susan threw down.
All we wanted was for them to justify their ideological position and they absolutely refused.
The liberal tradition, whatever else it may be, is concerned with discourse and discussion because those are the alternatives to force.
In any case, the leadership in this effort deserves kudos.
Perhaps we are building some momentum.