Symbols and slogans take on meaning precisely because they are charged with the weight of fraught, painful, and contradictory pasts. They mean different things to different people. Respecting the power of these collisions constitutes both political good sense and common decency.
The call for religious pluralism in Israel cannot be divorced from the struggle for Palestinian rights.
How poor choices, miscommunication, and heated rhetoric resulted in the media firestorm between JVP and JQY during NY's Celebrate Israel Parade.
As a progressive, each year I'm disappointed in New York's annual Celebrate Israel parade. And yet I continue to march.
Israel’s American supporters are desperately clinging to the claim that they’re in it for civil rights. Queers are called “homophobic” when they oppose pinkwashing, Jews are called “self-hating” when they oppose Israeli apartheid.
Dr. Don Peretz, a leading scholar of the Arab-Israeli conflict and Palestinian refugees at SUNY-Binghamton and a Jewish peace activist, died on April 29, 2017 in Mitchellville, Md. He was 94.