Knowing how public I’ve been in support of the call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against the state of Israel, a Jewish colleague came up to me on campus one day to talk. “I know why I’m obsessed with Jews,” he said, “But why are you?”  I could hear both puzzlement and pain in his voice.

It was clear at that moment that there were two kinds of “obsession” at work in his imagination.  For him, a Jew should properly – perhaps obsessively – care about their fellow Jews.  But my friend couldn’t help but wonder why I, as a non-Jew, would also “obsess so much” about his people, especially from a critical perspective. [Read more]

http://wp.me/p4sUqu-rH – Michael’s Blog

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