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Civilizing the debate

Posted on December 18, 2009 in Default

I wrote an article for Comment Is Free on the tone of debates on Israel. The article was ‘inspired’ by the hate mail received by Professor David Newman of Ben Gurion University, from Michael Gross, a member of their board of governers.

Comment Is Free is renowned for the frenzied and often highly unpleasant tone of debates on Israel. The comments on my piece do reflect this to some extent but there are also some thoughtful replies.