Tony Judt is a British Jewish writer and historian. He believes that Israel as a racially-founded state is morally unsustainable, and that it would be desirable to convert “Israel from a Jewish state to a binational one”, with equal rights for all Jews and Arabs living in Israel and the Palestinian territories.
Because many defenders of Israel are mendacious conniving bastards who view criticism of Israel as equivalent to antisemitism, Mr Judt has been punished for his views. He was fired from the New Republic, and more recently had a speech cancelled in New York.
On October 4, 2006, Judt’s scheduled New York talk before the organization Network 20/20 was abruptly cancelled after Polish Consul Krzysztof Kasprzyk suddenly withdrew his offer of a venue following telephone calls from the Anti-Defamation League and the American Jewish Committe.
I wonder if you can guess what the speech was going to be about?
Judt, who had planned to argue that the Israel lobby in the US often stifled honest debate, called the implications of the cancellation “serious and frightening.”