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  • Why the controversy over an Israeli general’s Holocaust comments matters

    Huffington Post - 05/17/2016

    The incidents suggest that Israel’s democratically elected political leaders — and the voters who elect them — have moved so far to the right that even military leaders, who have historically enjoyed revered status, are not immune to the scorn once reserved for the country’s activist left wing.

    “It is one thing when people ignore B’Tselem, it is another thing when you have IDF generals being dismissed as bleeding heart liberals,” said Dov Waxman, a specialist in Israeli politics at Boston’s Northeastern University and author ofTrouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict over Israel.

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