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Is ‘blood’ thicker than water?
ByANDREAS BERGGREN
August 28, 2014 13:55
Jewish journalists ask whether the Diaspora should criticize Israel’s actions in the Gaza Strip.
Federica Mogherini and Netanyahu

Italy's foreign Minister Federica Mogherini speaks as she delivers a joint statement with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu during their meeting in Jerusalem on July 16.. (photo credit:REUTERS)

Since the escalation of tensions between Israel and Hamas, a debate has arisen among Jewish writers in European news outlets from Spain’s El Pais to Norway’s Aftenposten: Can, and should, the Diaspora be critical of Israel’s policy? Some Jewish writers claim to be victims of bona fide accusations of self-hatred, and even anti-Semitism, from Jewish communities and elsewhere.

“Dissent against Israel from Jews in the Diaspora is a relatively new phenomenon,” wrote Antony Loewenstein in an op-ed in the Guardian last week.

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