Israelis protest against Arabs. Signs read: Daughters of Israel for the People of Israel.
Over 53% of Israelis believe the state should encourage Arabs to leave the country. A snapshot of racism in Israel, and a list of concrete steps to stop its rise.
Does economic growth in Ramallah mean economic peace for Israel/Palestine?
Despite Theodor Herzl’s dream, Israel is not simply a state like any other state. There are three Israels: the State of Israel (a “state like any other state”), Israel/Palestine, and the Jewish State. Which state(s) shape our understanding of Israel determines our views of the BDS movement.
Recently, I read a status update from an intelligent person who asked all of their friends who disagreed on their assessment of Israel as a terrorist state to hit the de-friend button. Is this really what we’ve come to?
Is the new anti-BDS campaign (called the Israel Action Network) really serving Israel’s best interests?
Responding to the New Israel Fund’s recent article in Zeek, Balanson from the NGO Monitor argues for even stronger measures against the BDS movement.
I asked a protester, “Why disrupt the GA?” She answered, “We had to scream to be heard.”
For the first time ever, New Israel Fund weighs in publicly on the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement - and its answer is not necessarily what you would expect.
The Jewish Voice for Peace advocates Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions of/against Israel.
For an investment of $1,800, we’re delivering about $150 worth of manual labor to a poor community in the developing world. Why is what we are doing not “poverty tourism”?
“Do not choose between family and social change work. Rather, it is a loving community that enables us to sustain our commitment to a more just world.”
Organizing Jews to do what is right, not what is easy.
Rabbi Sid Schwarz responds to Jay Michaelson’s article, which puts forth the theory that social justice problems are projected and not fixable.
Jay Michaelson reexamines the roots of problems that social justice movements work to fix.
Zeek editor Jo Ellen Green Kaiser argues that the recent trend of catering to the wants of potential activists—particularly by focusing justice work so heavily on the food movement—is a misguided waste of time and effort.
New Avodah Executive Director Marilyn Sneiderman breaks one glass ceiling, only to bump into another.
Unfortunately, too many synagogues are filled with napkin-holder smashers. Even those congregations and rabbis, who, like myself, are strongly committed to the pursuit of justice, often miss the mark. We mistake a Mitzvah Day or a fiery sermon for the work of repairing the world. We take actions that make us feel good about our identities as justice-seeking Jews, but that do little to effect change.
The Messiah hasn’t come yet. The occupation isn’t over. I keep trying to write this article about Slichot at Sheik Jarrah and something else happens, a father of five gets shot in Silwan by an Israeli guard, a baby dies of tear gas in Isawiyah.
Before you start calling me a self-hating anti-Zionist Jew, let me explain. Arafat was asked to give something up. He didn’t. Abbas was asked to give something up. He did. What about Netanyahu?
The pundits are focused on how Mahmoud Abbas and Bibi Netanyahu can overcome the obstacles in the way of peace. However, the best reason to hope these negotiations can succeed is, surprisingly, the United States.
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