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.” 

 

Latest Posts

Nadav Gazit

Nadav Gazit

Nadav Gazit is an activist in New York who is renouncing his Israeli citizenship. Announced in an Opinion piece on PrismReports.org, Nadav asserts: “Once you unlearn Zionist propaganda, there is no going back.” He argues that the current genocide in Gaza as well as...

read more
Miles Meth

Miles Meth

Union organizer Miles Meth recently wrote an opinion piece on Forward.com, a self-described pro-Israel, pro-Palestine, and pro-democracy organization. His op-ed focused on the Boston Workers Circle’s choice to describe Israel’s war of Gaza as a genocide and their...

read more
Dave Zirin

Dave Zirin

Dave Zirin, sports editor at The Nation, wrote an article linking Zionism and antisemitism in unexpected ways. Dave’s piece is responding to the 2023 decision in House Resolution 894 that equates anti-Zionist sentiments with anti-Semitic statements. He warns that...

read more
Ronnie Kasrils

Ronnie Kasrils

Ronnie Kasrils, a politician and former Minister of Intelligence Services in South Africa, recently wrote a piece on PolticsWeb.co responding criticism about his stance on Palestinian resistance. In his message to Greg Mills, Ronnie opposes racism, military...

read more
Jerusalem