David Rozenson

Generation to Generation: Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the Likud Party?s Central Committee in September 2005, standing in front of an image of former prime minister Menachem Begin.

When the Zionist Right Was the Scorned Side

As I witness the outpouring of invective directed by some American Jews against members of their own community over Israel, I have a feeling of déjà vu. I wonder if those supporters of the current Israeli government who label everyone who disagrees with them as anti-Zionists or traitors realize that they are repeating sins committed against their predecessors in earlier days, when David Ben-Gurion’s Mapai faction largely controlled the Israeli establishment and its messengers abroad.