John Lewis in Israel

 Posted by on 24 July 2008 at 11:36 am  Foreign Policy
Jul 242008

On Principles in Practice, John Lewis blogs about his recent trip to Israel. It begins:

I just returned from a speaking engagement at Tel Aviv University (pictures from the trip are on my website). My honorarium was four days of sight-seeing in Tel Aviv, Abu Gosh, Jerusalem, En Gedi and Masada, and a series of meetings with writers, policy analysts, academics and writers. I came back with one overriding conclusion, which stands for me stronger than it did before my trip: Israel stands at the front-line of the war between civilization and barbarism. As Eric Hoffer wrote over forty years ago, “as it goes with Israel, so will it go with all of us. Should Israel perish, the holocaust will be upon us all.” (“Israel’s Peculiar Position,” LA Times 5/26/68)

It’s very illuminating. Read the whole thing — and be sure to check out John’s remarkable pictures.

You can also listen to the first ten minutes of the lecture, courtesy of Boaz Arad.

(Most of Boaz’s videos are in Hebrew, but I did notice that he has one by Yaron Brook. If you like these videos, remember to rate them highly!)

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