What is so important about this opinion piece, as well as what it says, is where it was published: in the New York Times traditionally uncritical in its support for the state of Israel.
It looks like a tipping point has been reached. As with other recent opinion pieces American Jews and Israeli Jews Are Headed for a Messy Breakup published earlier this month and Anti-Zionism Isn’t the Same as Anti-Semitism published in December , it is now permissible to look at what America’s closest ally in the Middle East is doing – and not like what you find.
Time to Break the Silence on Palestine
Martin Luther King Jr. courageously spoke out about the Vietnam War. We must do the same when it comes to this grave injustice of our time.Michelle Alexander, Opinion Columnist, New York Times 19 January 2019
“We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but we must speak,” the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. declared at Riverside Church in Manhattan in 1967.