Matt Steinglass says goyim or non-Israeli Jews can't discuss Israel with real honesty:
If we’re talking about American Jewish debates here, then the reason Gideon Levy and other Israelis can go farther in their critiques is the same reason why African-Americans can have a much more full-throated and vicious debate within the community about various kinds of problems than white commentators can have about those problems. Basically, you do your army service and serve your miluim, and it entitles you to say a whole lot of stuff that people sitting in nice coffee bars in Manhattan can’t say.
Screw that. This is the blogosphere. The point is not who says what, but what they're saying. Does it make sense or not? Does it add up or not? Can it survive scrutiny?