Jews - Nearly Everything You Wanted to Know* *But Were Too Afraid to Ask - Peter Cave

Jews - Nearly Everything You Wanted to Know* *But Were Too Afraid to Ask - Peter Cave

10. Are Jews Collectively Responsible for Israeli military actions?

Jews - Nearly Everything You Wanted to Know* *But Were Too Afraid to Ask - Peter Cave

Peter Cave [+-]
The Open University and New York University (London)
Peter Cave read philosophy at University College London and King's College Cambridge. His philosophy lectureships span University College London, University of Khartoum, Sudan to, currently, The Open University and New York University (London).
Peter is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, sits on the Council of the Royal Institute of Philosophy and is Patron of Humanists UK and of Population Matters. He has published many papers, light and serious. His books include This Sentence is False: an introduction to philosophical paradoxes and three ‘beginner’s guides’: Humanism; Philosophy; and Ethics. His most recent work is The Big Think Book: Discover Philosophy Through 99 Perplexities. He has written and presented philosophy programmes for BBC radio, and often takes part in public debates.
Peter lives in Soho, central London, enjoys opera, lieder and chamber music (well, he thinks he knows what he likes), even delights in religious music, despite his atheism — and is irritated by builders’ drillings, pointless burglar alarms and unnecessary thuds of music in cafes, restaurants and shops. He is often to be found with a glass of wine — or two.
Dan Cohn-Sherbok [+-]
University of Wales (Emeritus Professor) and Rabbi
Dan Cohn-Sherbok is an American rabbi and Professor Emeritus of Judaism at the University of Wales. He received a PhD from the University of Cambridge and an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York.
Dan is the author and editor of a number of books dealing with Israel including Israel: The History of an Idea; The Palestine-Israeli Conflict (with Dawoud El-Alami); Debating Israel and Palestine (with Mary Grey); The Politics of Apocalypse: The History and Influence of Christian Zionism; Introduction to Zionism and Israel: From Ideology to History; The Palestinian State: A Jewish Justification. He has also published several books of cartoons.
Dan lives in Kensington (and Wales) with his wife Lavinia and his Burmese cat. He is frequently to be found drawing cartoons in his London club.

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It makes no sense to blame the Jewish people for the actions of Israel. Jews living in the diaspora have no influence on Israeli policy. It is important to remember that Israel is a democracy, and that Israeli society is deeply divided politically. In Israel itself these various factions press for dramatically different solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Consequently, given the political divide that exists in Israel, it would be a fundamental error to criminalize all Jews for the actions of the current Israeli government.

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Cave, Peter; Cohn-Sherbok, Dan. 10. Are Jews Collectively Responsible for Israeli military actions?. Jews - Nearly Everything You Wanted to Know* *But Were Too Afraid to Ask. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 124-136 Nov 2018. ISBN 9781781797778. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=35991. Date accessed: 22 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.35991. Nov 2018

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