Now Why Didn’t I Say That?

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One of our avid readers brought the following quote to my attention. It doesn’t say anything we don’t already know, but it should humble us mere mortals who would never put things so elegantly and economically.

The author is James Lileks, who usually writes for the Minneapolis StarTribune. The topic is the leadership of the Presbyterian Church USA, the first mainline group of Protestants to push for divestment from Israel two years ago, until thwarted by a palace revolt by members possessed of fairness, sanity, and a higher regard for Israel. ‘Nuf said.

But they’re [PCUSA’s leadership] not anti-Semites. Heavens, nay. Don’t you dare question their philosemitism! No, they looked at the entire world, including countries that lop off your skull if you convert to Presbyterianism, and what did they choose as the object of their ire? A country the size of a potato chip hanging on the edge of a region noted for despotism and barbarity. By some peculiar coincidence, it happens to be full of Jews.

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  1. tzvee says:

    In fact it was the influence of some prominent Jewish and Presbyterian academics “possessed of fairness, sanity, and a higher regard for Israel” that turned the tide in this matter.