Even among liberal Jews, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a very touchy subject. Those of us who are Jewish but question Israel's "right" to exist (in its current form, or at all, depending on the individual) often shy away from the debate, not even broaching the topic if we don't know someone's stand on it. It makes it hard for us to learn from each other and support each other. So here we have an LJ community - might be worth a shot. This forum will be moderated, in the hopes that it does not devolve into a flame-fest. That means it might take a while for you to see your posts.