I wasn’t able to attend last night’s debate between my friend Eric Lee and Sean Matgamna of the Alliance for Workers Liberty and, in any event, I confess that such far-Left fora are not my natural habitat. But I care deeply about what is happening in the Middle East and welcome Eric’s publication online of his notes for the debate. I still believe that Israel’s reaction to the provocations has been grossly excessive and ultimately self-defeating, but I support Israel’s right to exist and to defend itself. Now we must have an immediate ceasefire. The rest – and it is a massive, masive rest – is for negotiation.