I often don't typically agree with and . But I find their perspectives—and friendships at the office (they're my new colleagues)—invaluable. See this new column, which they jointly wrote
Sweet reason from ⁩ and ⁦
Societies that bar their critics aren’t protecting themselves. They are advertising their weakness. and argue that Israel should allow Lara Alqasem, a former B.D.S. leader currently detained in the airport, into the country.
.⁦⁩ & ⁦⁩: “Societies that shun or expel their critics aren’t protecting themselves. They are advertising their weakness.” #Israel
I guess this is the Israeli government's "If I've lost Walter Cronkite..." moment - and write a shared op-ed criticizing Israel
"If the Israeli government takes umbrage — and rightly so — when Israeli academics or institutions are boycotted by foreign universities, the least it could do is not replicate their illiberal behavior."
From and : Why Is Israel Scared of This Young American?
Speaking of how easy it is to criticize Israel without being anti-Semitic: this detention of a student over her politics is unworthy of a free society, counterproductive, and shames the minister behind it, who put playing to his base over Israel's values
This self-description from & is what made the NYT's attempt to hail their hiring as some sort of great victory for ideological diversity so hilarious & ludicrous. They fit perfectly into the stable of decades-long NYT columnists
As a friend of Israel, I fully endorse the criticism of Israel here from fellow friends of Israel ⁦⁩ and ⁦⁩.
My self-described “Zionist fanatic” colleagues in Opinion, ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ on why Israel should not block a young Palestinian-American activist and other Israel critics from entering the country
“Maybe they’ll see what we see in Israel: an imperfect but striving, inspiring nation seeking not just security but peace with its neighbors. Longer Lara Alqasem detained, more distant that possibility becomes.” ⁦⁩ ⁦
Very well said. Israel's action here is illiberal and unwise. Why Is Israel Scared of This Young American?
Wait, Bari Weiss and Bret Stephens actually criticized the Israeli government for once? First T. Swift gets woke, now this?
Why Is Israel Scared of This Young American?
Notable statement in this Weiss/Stephens op-ed: "Theodor Herzl’s vision for a Jewish state was not the “ethnostate” of Bannonite fantasy but an open, pluralistic society."
Inspiring liberalism on display here.