I can't imagine being a public life long ACLU member in support of peace being labeled by Obama cronies as a violent right winger. Suddenly, the very lefty American Jewish Liberals are not left wing enough for the new left. The new left is a creation of what has always laid beneath waiting for it's turn to raise it's ugly head. Welcome to the new left. The overton window has indeed shifted by a mile.
Alan M. Dershowitz: J Street's McCarthyism
J Street, the leftist lobbying organization that claims to be pro-Israel, is currently running a television ad that divides the world into two groups: The good guys who support the two-state solution, the end of the occupation and peace; and the bad guys who oppose these results and instead favor a continuation of violence. Pictured as representing the pro-peace position are President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton and General Petraeus. Pictured as representing the anti-peace, anti two-state, pro expansion of settlements and pro violence position are Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Senator Lieberman, Malcolm Hoenlein (Director of the Conference of Major Jewish organizations), and - you guessed it - me!
Now Jeremy Ben-Ami, who runs J Street and who is responsible for the ad, knows full well that I support the two-state solution and peace, and have opposed Israeli settlements since he was in diapers. (I began publicly supporting the two-state solution in 1970 and began opposing settlements in 1973). Ben-Ami knows this because we debated each other at the 92nd Street Y and he publicly acknowledged that I support these positions. He knows that I wrote a book called The Case For Peace, advocating precisely these positions, which was praised by President Clinton ("the blueprint for stability presented in this book is among the best in recent years"), Amos Oz (Dershowitz's The Case For Peace is an "enthusiastic voice for peace") and other advocates of a peaceful resolution.
Rush Limbaugh and Dershowitz in the same boat? This only reflects on who dwells in the new left - those who manage to find the same foe in the two. ACLU card member - not lefty enough - because not in line with new lefty goal. The new goal is a pro-Hamas, anti-Israel stance.