Derfner wanted to shock a society wed to the occupation
by Philip Weiss on August 30, 2011
Larry Derfner grew up in the U.S. and was prompted by a spirit of idealism to move to Israel. That's my sense. Gershom Gorenberg found American society too materialistic, wanted more meaning from life; he moved to Israel too. Joel Greenberg is also a liberal writer who was called by Israel. Bradley Burston too. Bernard Avishai went from Canada, another good guy. Now these guys are mature, at the height of their understanding, and maybe it's their time now, maybe they need to rediscover their youthful idealism and, if not come home, make a declaration about their adopted society? Just a thought. I think it would be powerful.
My comment: No Weise: They were not "called" by 'Israel' because 'Israel' is an Arab piece of land called Palestine. They went to Palestine feeling entitled to stolen land! Why do you not get it? Because you are a Zionist and your mind is clouded when it comes to Palestine,