Leading Jewish spokesman negatively comments on the"disastrous" Israeli Gaza war
Jul 31, 2014
Henry Siegman’s comments are startling, considering his credentials.
From 1978 to 1994, Siegman served as executive director of the American Jewish Congress, long described as one of the nation’s "big three" Jewish organizations along with the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League….
After his time at the American Jewish Congress, Siegman became a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He now serves as president of the U.S./Middle East Project. In the first of our two-part interview, Siegman discusses the assault on Gaza, the myths surrounding Israel’s founding in 1948, and his own background as a German-Jewish refugee who fled Nazi occupation to later become a leading American Jewish voice and now vocal critic of Israel’s policies in the Occupied Territories.
It is interesting that he says that Hamas no more a terrorist group than the Zionist Jews were prior to 1948 when they engaged in terrorist operations in order to achieve a state of their own. You may read more of that history in my book, The Struggle for the Birthright.