Jim Carroll, I'm not ashamed of myself for contrasting a view of the Israeli/Palestinian tragedy that considers only one side and doesn't value at all the right to exist of the other side. I'm not ashamed of saying that the single-state solution is only a more presentable version of the project to destroy Israel. Also the single-state solution as promoted by Israel's extreme right wing is totally unacceptable. South African Apartheid is a misleading comparison. I'm not ashamed to criticize them who propose a fairy-tale vision of Hamas democracy, as CarolC does. I'm not ashamed of saying that you can't make a present of We Shall Overcome to radical islamism. I'm sorry that you think I would stop saying these things and retraet in shame, I won't meet your wishes.
You write: "There has been virtually no evidence of anti Semitism in the general response to recent events in Gaza". As I've written previously, the Italian group on the flotilla was no doubt formed by anti-semite. Please, go and visit their site, TerraSantaLibera, HolyLandFree, there is also a section in English.. The demonstrations in Italy, as usual when Israel is involved, have had several anti-semite traits. In Italy… Only in Italy? I don't think so.