Friday, March 30, 2012

How Open Is "Open Zion"?

Here is the "about statement" of Peter Beinart's Open Zion blog:-

Open Zion will foster an open and unafraid conversation about Israel, Palestine, and the Jewish future. We believe in a two-state solution in accordance with the liberal Zionist principles articulated in Israel’s declaration of independence, which promises a Jewish state that ensures “complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex” and “freedom of religion, conscience language, education and culture.” But we also believe in respectful argument with those who disagree; we aim not to draw red lines but to debate them

If the comments are always closed, how does one engage in conversation, argue or debate?


And an update on ta related issue:

It's not just that Deputy Ambassador Bina completely smacked down J-Street at their conference. His full speech is available on the Jewish Press. It's really good.

As far as we can tell, they've taken down every mention of him from their website, and his is the only video not being displayed from the conference.

I guess the open tent policy has its limits.

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