Welcome to MuzzleWatch, the new blog dedicated to tracking efforts to muzzle critics of US-Israeli foreign policy. We, the folks at Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), decided to start this blog because we’ve simply had enough.
We found ourselves getting disinvited from too many speaking engagements. We saw too many groups we like get called anti-Semitic. We encountered too many people who capitulated to pressure to simply shut up.
MuzzleWatch is dedicated to creating an open atmosphere for debate about US-Israeli foreign policy by:
- shining a light on incidents that involve pressure, intimidation, and outright censorship of critics of US-Israeli policy
- showing that there is an environment of intimidation that keeps far too many people from speaking honestly and openly
- demanding accountability from groups that use silencing tactics
It is simply absurd that these issues can be debated much more openly in Israel than in the United States. Continue reading