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Open Debate Preferable to Blind Support

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/open_debate_preferable_to_blind_support_20030718

A recent report in The New York Times captured almost perfectly the thorny questions that stand at the center of relations between the American Jewish community and Israel. Should one be permitted to criticize the government of a foreign country with which one feels a deep affinity, or is it a moral and political imperative to support the policies of that government, right or wrong?

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