Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Obsequious Lecturer

Found in a news report on a debate held between Peter Beinart and Barry Schrage at Harvard:-
Mitchell Silver, a philosophy lecturer at the University of Massachusetts Boston, called Beinart “a great Jewish patriot” for speaking up about Palestinian needs. “People who are concerned with the welfare of the Jewish people, with the future of Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people, need to take seriously the needs of the Palestinian people, the need to end the occupation of the West Bank that denies Palestinians rights,” Silver said.
I would suggest that Silver be a bit more serious about the conflict, its origins, the character of Palestinianism and the real facts and data rather than adopt an obsequious attitude. ^