Recognizing racism

Writing in The Forward, Etan Nechin describes Israel’s killing of Iyad Hallaq: “He was shot at seven times, though he was unarmed, autistic, and according to his cousin, ‘didn’t even know there was such a thing as Jews and Arabs in this country.'” Nechin asks “Why do Jews recognize the racism of George Floyd’s murder but not Iyad Hallaq’s?”

Nechin is a writer, journalist, and editor, originally from Israel. He has witnessed, written, and experienced political, religious, cultural, and economic shifts firsthand. His writing has appeared in The Forward, Ha’aretz, Jacobin, Huffington Post, The Independent, Jewish Currents, Medium, Columbia Journal, Jewish Currents, Foreign Views, and more.

Nechin has also written about how young American Jews are vocally opposing Israel’s occupation of the Palestinians.

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