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Israel as Villain: How that image emerged in America and why

A discussion with Matti Friedman about his article ‘Israel’s Problems Are Not Like America’s’ in The Atlantic

Author Matti Friedman (courtesy)
Author Matti Friedman (courtesy)

A conversation with Matti Friedman about his fascinating article in ‘The Atlantic’ called Israel’s Problems Are Not Like America’s, where he argues that Americans (Jewish and not) tend to see and understand Israel through the prism of America’s challenges, like that of race. That, says Friedman, inevitably leads to a misunderstanding of Israel, and it is to that mistake that he traces some of the negativity with which Israel is portrayed in the press and in the US.

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