The 'But-However' Crowd
Listen carefully to those who claim to be friends and lovers of Israel and only want to help it through “tough love”—by using American pressure to force the Jewish state to adopt policies rejected by its own, highly charged, democratic system. When these supposedly passionate devotees of the Jewish national home must discuss actions that go beyond “tough love” toward Israel into outright hostility and anti-Semitism, one always hears a “but,” always a “however.”
About the Author
John Podhoretz is editor of COMMENTARY.