I was introduced to the work of the indefatigable Alison Weir through her superb 2005 article in The Link on the coverage and non coverage of Israel-Palestine.
So I was pleasantly surprised to see a relatively fair feature article in the New York Times reporting on her appearances in Greenwich, Connecticut last week.
Speech on the Mideast Brings Opinions to a Boil
By PETER APPLEBOME
February 17, 2008 Greenwich, Conn.
Read the article:
As reporter Peter Applebome points out, her critics’ attempt to censor her talk created a backlash which resulted in a crowd 10x bigger than she might have expected.
At the end of his article, Applebome draws the appropriate lesson for his fellow Zionists: don’t draw unnecessary attention to your opponents.
Applebome was fair enough to record the reaction of the crowd when she finished:
When the speech ended, Ms. Weir was met with thunderous applause, and across the room there was a widespread sense of satisfaction that someone was saying what needed to be said.
“It’s true that our money is going there to kill little kids,” said one well-dressed woman, who spent the speech nodding in agreement and gave only her first name, Jean. “It’s the side we don’t hear, that doesn’t get on the news.”