I’ve been mulling over this Ha’aretz article for awhile. It describes the resignation of a group of Israeli journalists from the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ). According to the article, their resignation followed the IFJ’s general secretary’s refusal to “retract his condemnation of Israel’s bombing of Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television station in Beirut.”
So here’s my question: what would you do if a leader of a professional writers’ organization to which you belonged wrote, verbalized in speech, or otherwise presented, in his or her role as leader of that organization, outright biased political statements–with which you disagreed? Have you faced this kind of situation in the past? How have you responded/acted, if at all?