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Dani Dayan, Caroline Glick Debate the Yesha Communities Issue

Dani Dayan and Caroline Glick were met with hostility at the event (organised by Intelligence Squared) that was contacted at the lecture hall of the Royal Geographical Society.

Caroline Glick

Caroline Glick

I mentioned the debate here.

Here’s Dayan speaking:

Caroline Glick’s words can be found here at the 49th minute or so.

Here’s what she wrote about the experience:

…in one particularly ugly segment, Levy made the scurrilous accusation that Israel systematically steals land from the Palestinians. Both Dayan and I demanded that he provide just one example of his charge. And the audience raged against us for our temerity at insisting that he provide substantiation for his baseless allegation. In the event, he failed to substantiate his allegation.

At another point, I was asked how I defend the Nazi state of Israel. When I responded by among other things giving the Nazi pedigree of the Palestinian nationalist movement founded by Nazi agent Haj Amin el Husseini and currently led by Holocaust denier Mahmoud Abbas, the crowd angrily shouted me down.

I want to note that the audience was made up of upper crust, wealthy British people, not unwashed rabble rousers. And yet they behaved in many respects like a mob when presented with pro-Israel positions…

I was prepared to conduct a civilized debate based on facts and reasoned argumentation. I expected it to be a difficult experience. I was not expecting to be greeted by a well-dressed mob. My pessimism about Europeans’ capacity to avail themselves to reasoned, fact-based argumentation about Israel has only deepened from the experience.

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About the Author: Yisrael Medad resides in Shiloh and is a foreign media spokesperson for the Yesha Council of Jewish Communities.


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4 Responses to “Dani Dayan, Caroline Glick Debate the Yesha Communities Issue”

  1. God bless you Mr, Dani Dayan I wish more Israeli's could see in their heart and mind the same reality you spoke about with passion and simple G-d given common sense.. Thank you!

  2. Stand tall and strong Caroline, and give them hell, I love your articles, you always on target.Thank you!

  3. You dead wrong Mr, Levy about the settlement, and your accusation that Israel steal PA. land is baseless.

  4. I hope the Jews close their ears and not to listen to this bastard garbage.

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