Israel is frequently attacked by advocates of human rights and social justice. Critics who are Jewish find themselves desribed by some fellow Jews as “traitors” or “self-hating”. Brian Klug argues that such critics are not turning against their Jewish identity: on the contrary, they are turning towards it.
Brian Klug is senior research fellow in Philosophy at St Benet’s Hall, Oxford, and an honorary fellow of the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/Non-Jewish Relations at Southampton University. He is the author of Offence: The Jewish Case, and his new book Being Jewish and Doing Justice is due in October.