Tom Pessah
Tom Pessah

Tom Pessah is an Israeli sociologist and an activist who supports the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. He has written about the distinction between anti-Semitism and speaking out against the mistreatment of Palestinian families and about the way Zionism privileges the lives of Jewish colonists over indigenous people.

He writes, “challenging Zionism, including the illegitimate power of institutions that support the oppression of Palestinians, and the illegitimate use of Jewish identities to protect and legitimize oppression, must never become an attack on Jewish identities.”

In July 2020, Tom published “Under Zionism, Jewish lives have always mattered more.” 

 

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