A History of Oppression

A History of Oppression

In an Opinion piece for Moment Mag, David K. Shipler reflects on the weight of history and memory in shaping the ongoing violence the Israeli government is waging against the people of Palestine. As a former Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times, David speaks...

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Atalya Ben Abba

Atalya Ben Abba

On Feb. 6, 2017, Atalya Ben Abba refused to fulfill her service to the Israeli army. As a result, she was sentenced to 30 days in military detention. Abba claims that her decision is “grounded in reasons of conscience” that call for cooperation between Jewish settlers...

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Jalal Abukhater

Jalal Abukhater

Jalal Abukhater is a Palestinian writer and political scientist based in Jerusalem. In a February 2023 op-ed for The Guardian titled “There’s no cycle of violence in Jerusalem—only Israel’s lethal oppression of my people,” Abukhater describes the power imbalance of...

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Independent Jewish Voices

Independent Jewish Voices

Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJVC) made this video describing their Jewish values and their fight for justice. IJVC is a grassroots organization grounded in Jewish tradition that opposes all forms of racism and advocates for peace and justice in Israel-Palestine....

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Brant Rosen

Brant Rosen

Rabbi Brant Rosen publicly denounced Israel’s institutional oppression of Palestinians and founded the anti-Zionist synagogue Tzedek Chicago in 2015. Even without calling it apartheid, Rosen notes that other Jewish organizations see that annexation “would enact an...

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Stefan Moore

Stefan Moore

A self-described “secular Jew,” documentary filmmaker Stefan Moore wrote about the troubled history of creating the Jewish state for Consortium News. He argues for a shift from fighting for a two-state solution toward a “democratic secular state accommodating both...

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