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

Zionism in Israel

Zionism in Israel

Howard Lisnoff wrote about “The Long View of Palestine, Israel and War” in a piece for Counter Punch. In the article, he reflects on the history of Zionism in Israel and the dehumanization of Palestinians. He aptly points out that critiquing Zionism and occupation...

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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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Gaza and Ireland

Gaza and Ireland

Susan Webber, under her Naked Capitalism pen name Yves Smith, reposted and commented on an article by Aidan McQuade titled “Gaza: Did the West Learn Nothing from the Peace Process in Ireland?” Originally posted on OpenDemocracy.net, the article compares the U.K.’s...

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Tal Mitnik, Ariel Davidov, and Ella Keidar

Tal Mitnik, Ariel Davidov, and Ella Keidar

Three young Jews, Tal Mitnik, Ariel Davidov, and Ella Keidar, join the recent waves of conscientious objectors against Israel’s occupation of Palestine. For these youth, refusing their military service is the best way to get their voices heard as they call for justice...

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Jerusalem