I read a copy of this earlier today and was told it wasn’t up on the web yet, but this Googe cache works. It’s a New York Review of Books article by George Soros “On Israel, America & AIPAC.” It’s a long piece, so I wouldn’t want to commit myself to the proposition that I agree with every single sentence inside it, but it strikes me as basically correct and likely to prompt many, many, many an unfair attack. It’s also likely to create some trouble for Soros-backed groups and Soros-backed organizations. On one level, that’s too bad, since nobody deserves that kind of trouble.
On the other hand, this whole debate has gotten a little painfully meta with tons of back-and-forth about whether people are being intimidated, or whether people are anti-semites, or using charges of anti-semitism to intimidate people, etc., etc., etc. At some point, it would be good to not cut through that and debate the actual issue at hand — whether the United States should adopt different policies vis-a-vis Israel and the Arab-Israeli conflict — and if Soros’ article pushes things in that direction, it’ll be all to the good.