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Conscientious objector

Conscientious objector

19 year old Hallel Rabin, a pacifist, refuses to serve in the Israeli army and is jailed for it. As reported in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, she says, “There is no benevolent oppression, no justifiable racism.” Hear...

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Andrew Feinstein

Andrew Feinstein

Andrew Josef Feinstein is a former South African politician who resides in the United Kingdom. Jewish and the son of a Holocaust survivor, he speaks out passionately against the misuse of anti-Semitism. Here him speak on Double Down News in this YouTube...

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Definition of Anti-Semitism

Definition of Anti-Semitism

In response to an article praising the adoption by the Ontario Legislature of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Working Definition of Antisemitism, Sheryl Nestel eloquently describes how it is wrong to equate justifiable criticism of Israel...

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Richard Forer

Richard Forer

In Wake Up and Reclaim Your Humanity, Richard Forer tells the story of a lifelong supporter of Israel who underwent a remarkable spiritual awakening in which he realized he was as much as much Palestinian as Israeli or American. The book encourages...

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Karcher on Weiss

Karcher on Weiss

Writing in Mondoweiss, Carolyn Karcher describes her view of the significance of Bari Weiss‘ departure from the NY Times: https://mondoweiss.net/2020/07/the-real-significance-of-bari-weisss-resignation-from-the-new-york-times/. ...

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Mourning a child

Mourning a child

In honor of International Peace Day this week, bereaved Israeli and Palestinian parents wrote letters to the children they lost due to the conflict/ These parents are left with memories, the empty rooms of lost children, and a drive to make sure that no one...

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Izzy and Eli

Izzy and Eli

“As 17-year-old Jewish-Americans, our formative experiences included our community trying to hide the ugly reality of Israel’s occupation from us. At Jewish Summer camp, we were told that Israel was the dream: a safe haven for the Jews, a democratic country with...

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Not What We Thought

Not What We Thought

A panel discussion at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst discussed efforts to silence pro-Palestinian voices. There had been many efforts to prevent the panel discussion from happening, claiming that the panel was anti-Semitic. Writing in The Jewish...

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Double Standards

Double Standards

Gideon Levy describes in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz how the actions of Palestinian Nizmi Abu Bakr would be described as heroic if done by a Jewish citizen of Israel. Read or hear it...

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Allies Debate the Two-State Solution

Allies Debate the Two-State Solution

The New York Jewish Agenda works to advance social justice, combat anti-Semitism, and support a democratic vision of Israel.  NYJA hosted this debate providing different Jewish perspectives on Israel/Palestine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWKy0ERX-uM. All the...

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An American Pickle

An American Pickle

Marc Maron interviews Seth Rogen.  In this podcast, we hear two very Jewish comedians being wildly irreverent, at times obscene and disrespectful, as they discuss Rogen’s movie and their Jewish upbringings and culture.  In addition to discussing Rogen’s new...

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Waking

Waking

osh Davis gave a TED talk on his Jewish American experience visiting the West Bank. “I felt like there was a gap between what I saw happening in Israel and between those ethics at the core of Judaism, those things that we talked about at the Seder table at Passover,...

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An Israeli Soldier’s View

An Israeli Soldier’s View

“You’ve just got to be there to feel it,” he said. “Thousands of young Palestinian men crushed into tunnel cages on the way to the security check. People forced to climb on top of one another — that was when I started to think, ‘There’s something wrong here’…”‘They...

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Ofra Block speaks on National Public Radio

Ofra Block speaks on National Public Radio

https://www.npr.org/2020/01/04/793572280/ofra-bloch-on-afterward Thinking about both the Holocaust and the mistreatment of Palestinians Israeli Jew Ofra Block speaks on her perspectives on the Holocaust and the treatment of Palestinian families.

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After Beinart

Jeremiah (Jerry) Haber is the nom de plume of Charles H. Manekin, an orthodox Jewish studies and philosophy professor, who divides his time between Israel and the US.  He gives an Israeli, American, and Orthodox Jewish Perspective on Peter...

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Peter Beinart comes around

Peter Beinart comes around

Peter Beinart, a leading Jewish voice and writing in both Jewish Currents and the New York Times, warms to the idea of supporting one state in the Holy Land with equality for all, something truly consistent with Jewish moral values. Beinart currently...

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Transformation

Transformation

In a moving story, Joshua Tartakovsky describes his transformation from being an Israeli soldier who thinks he is protecting Israel from terrorists to what he calls becoming pro-Palestinian and supporting one state where everyone– Jew and non-Jew– is treated...

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A rabbi’s perspective on annexation

A rabbi’s perspective on annexation

In his blog, Rabbi Brant Rosen decries Israel’s institutional oppression of Palestinians. Even without calling it apartheid, Rosen notes that other Jewish organizations see that annexation “would enact an institutionalized, formal system of discrimination between...

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Calling it Apartheid

Calling it Apartheid

People are calling for transformative justice, and more than 50 years of Israeli control of Palestinian life are eroding America’s embrace of Israel. Father and daughter Allen and Katie Weiner reveal the growing perception of the apartheid character of Israel’s...

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Apartheid

Apartheid

This June 9, 2020, article published in +972 Magazine describes how some Israeli Jews are calling the occupation of Palestine Apartheid (אפרטהייד): https://www.972mag.com/israel-jewish-left-apartheid/ +972 Magazine published independent journalism from...

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