Against the IHRA definition of Anti-Semitism

Ilan Pappe is an Israeli Jewish historian who described how Palestinian families were made refugees from their homes. His work is largely based on official Israeli historical documents from 1948 that were only declassified 30 years later. In this brief clip, Pappe summarizes his findings.

In this longer, very revealing interview, Pappe describes the evolution of his own understanding. He found that much of what he had been taught about the founding of Israel was in conflict with the historical record. He describes how his academic work in this area has affected him and how it has been received in the larger Israeli community.

Israeli Apartheid

Israeli Apartheid

Writing in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Israeli author Gideon Levy points out inequities in how Jews and non-Jews are treated under Israeli law. “To put it briefly: After the Law of Return, this is the law that exemplifies more than any other the...

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Sara Roy

Sara Roy

Writing in CounterPunch, Sarah Roy, a Jew and child of Holocaust survivors, pens a strongly worded letter to President Biden: https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/05/21/a-letter-to-biden-on-gaza/. She asks why Biden isn’t doing more to stop the...

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Rep. Andy Levin

Rep. Andy Levin

In this interview with Jewish Insider, U.S. Representative from Michigan Andy Levin describes how his Judaism informs his views: https://jewishinsider.com/2021/03/andy-levin-michigan-antisemitism-judaism/. He says we “can’t win the battle against...

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