Mondoweiss is an important blog. It hosts a wide-ranging discussion on Israel and its relationship to American Jews. It usually allows controversial comments. However, it sometimes deletes them. Here’s one it deleted. It’s true, but it criticizes a Jewish organization which Mondoweiss supports. From the article ‘Al Jazeera’ examines Jewish constellation of lobby elites, and marginalized ‘universalists’:
The article says:
Marwan Bishara has an excellent piece up at Al Jazeera about the Israel lobby titled, “Palestine as an exclusively Jewish issue in the US: Are Palestinians only relevant by what they mean to Israel…?” Bishara’s target is the monopolization of the issue of Palestinian rights by US Jewish organizations, in which the debate runs the gamut from J Street to AIPAC, one flavor of Israel support versus another.
My comment says:
“Bishara’s target is the monopolization of the issue of Palestinian rights by US Jewish organizations, in which the debate runs the gamut from J Street to AIPAC, one flavor of Israel support versus another.” But not Jewish Voice for Peace, and other thought-policing organizations in the left. When Gilad Atzmon spoke in Portland last year, JVP tried to stop the meeting. Al-Jazeera is on safe territory.
PS. June 21, 2014 – another comment deleted on Mondoweiss:
“Dries Coetzee, a church commissioner originally from South Africa, thanked the church for having liberated Afrikaaners like himself from their role in apartheid, through the divestment action in 1985. He called on the church to do the same for Israelis.” Isn’t that a little naive? Can you imagine Jews with a strong sense of ethnic identity ‘thanking’ their opponents for ‘liberating’ them?
PPS. June 27, 2014 – comments allowed on Mondoweiss (under the username ‘jayn0t’):
Mondoweiss isn’t a Jewish conspiracy. It’s just a bit inconsistent about what comments it allows.