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ANSWER vetoed Michael Lerner, a prominent liberal rabbi from speaking at the S.F rally this Sunday. Lerner says ANSWER did so because they don’t want “pro-Israel” speakers.
ANSWER says Lerner had publicly attacked them in the NY Times, and that the four coalitions putting on the rally have an agreement that a coalition could veto any speaker who had attacked them publicly, so they did just that.
Here’s the full text of Lerner’s responses
“I had been publicly critical of the way that A.N.S.W.E.R., one of the four groups sponsoring the S.F. demonstration,, has used the anti-war demonstrations to put forward anti-Israel propaganda.”
1) As I pointed out here a few days back, just mention the word “Palestinians” and the Left splits into warring factions. Just like much of the rest of the world does. ANSWER is pro-Palestinian, no question about that.
2) Those who organize the rallies get to choose the speakers. Would you choose someone who’d publicly attacked you?
3) If Lerner can say ANSWER is anti-Israel, can not ANSWER say Lerner is pro-Israel?
4) Don’t expect the Left to resolve a question that no one else can resolve either. Sigh.