James Besser in Washington
Debate continues to rage in Jewish circles over the upcoming Durban II conference on racism, which is shaping up as a rerun of a 2001 meeting dominated by vehement criticism of Israel that sometimes boiled over into outright anti-Semitism.
I confess to great uncertainty about Israel’s current offensive in Gaza. That Israeli’ leaders were justified in taking strong action against relentless rocket attacks is not an issue for me. Whether the current massive operation is the best option is something I don’t feel qualified to judge.