Rich Forer Interviewed By Gilad AtzmonBy Gilad Atzmon: I have known Rich Forer for a few years, we have met several times and shared a platform more than once. Rich is the author of Breakthrough: Transforming Fear Into Compassion - A New Perspective on the Israel-Palestine Conflict? Rich’s opposition to Zionism is universal and humanist in nature.
Recently, an interview with Rich was published by the Jewish Pro-Palestinian outlet, Mondoweiss. I was impressed with many of Rich’s statements but thought that some of his ideas should be challenged. I believe that those who are interested in criticism of ID politics, Jewish culture and power may find this dialogue enlightening.
***Gilad Atzmon: I’d like to congratulate you for your recent interview with Katie Miranda [below]. I have no doubt that your heart is in the right place and I welcome your criticism of Jewish Identity. But I also have some fundamental doubts about your thesis.
In the interview with Miranda you present a binary opposition between the ‘human’ and the ‘Jew.’