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November 12, 2008

Michael Chabon on Peace Now

I loved Michael Chabon's Yiddish Policeman's Union and took it as an exploration of rosy nostalgia and distopian fantasy as two poles of modern Jewish thought. Then into my mailbox comes a letter from Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon himself, on behalf of Peace Now. They write:

What has to happen now, as they argue, is for the State of Israel to negotiate a two-state solution with the Palestinian Authority. That requires putting aside both fundamentalist nostalgia and paralyzing fear. Israel can only have a decent present and future if it addresses the Settlements issue and negotiates permanent borders.

November 12, 2008 3:48 PM | category: none


The letter I received in the mail was wonderful, and the days of displaced Jewish fear must must end now. One note, however: "Jewish" is not "Zionist".

December 10, 2008 3:05 PM | Comments (1) | posted by Susan F. Baker

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