Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Cole answers Sullivan on Jews/Arabs

Juan Cole answers:
I said a couple of days ago that I regretted that the actions of Israeli hawks in the West Bank, Gaza and South Lebanon had produced an anti-Israeli and anti-American backlash in the Middle East and the Muslim world. I pointed out that that anger appears to have been part of the motive for the assassination of a US serviceman in Iraq. These rather obvious observations produced some interesting mail. In part this is because the posting was awarded Andrew Sullivan's "Sontag Award" or whatever.
Read the whole thing, it is extremely insightful -- I learned a lot!

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