This article by Matthew Rothschild, originally published in the July 2001 issue of "The Progressive", is relevant and powerful.
I ask her about the common canard, "self-hating Jew," that many of us get hit with when we criticize Israeli policy.
"Well, people have a hard time calling me a self-hating Jew," she says. "I'm a child survivor. I lead a very Jewish life. I'm committed to Jewish survival. I don't want the Jews in Israel to die. I want them to be safe. I think they're on the wrong road to safety."
She says that such labels are a blackmail against criticism. If Jews can't criticize Israel for fear of being called "self-hating," and if non-Jews can't criticize Israel for fear of being called "anti-Semitic," then Israel gets off scot-free.