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Posted: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 7:32 am

Questions of communal free speech are always tested on the periphery. Last week, such a test played out in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., where Hasia Diner, an authority on American Jewish history, was invited by the Foundation for Jewish Studies to give a lecture on Jewish immigration to America. The intended venue was the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, in Rockville.

Diner, who is Jewish, holds some extreme views on Israel, which she outlined in Haaretz in 2016: “The exponential growth of far-right political parties and the increasing haredization of Israel makes it a place that I abhor visiting, and to which I will contribute no money, whose products I will not buy, nor will I expend my limited but still to me, meaningful, political clout to support it,” she wrote.

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