After 36 interviews with Israeli and Palestinian anti-occupation and peace activists, what can we learn about American Jewry in this movement?
Scores of JCCs received bombs threats. We need to build a Jewish movement that stands against anti-Jewish oppression -- and in solidarity with others too.
Join the Center for Jewish Nonviolence for a week of nonviolent direct action and activism in Hebron and the South Hebron Hills. Join with Palestinians and Israelis working to build a just peace for all.
This week nearly 500 #IfNotNow members joined #LiberationSeder actions across the country calling on American Jewish institutions to end their support for the occupation.
Well, that was awkward. Just a few days after announcing that it had hired Simone Zimmerman to be its national Jewish outreach coordinator, the Bernie Sanders campaign suspended her position yesterday, in reaction to loud, right-wing criticism of her positions, activism, and language in opposing the Israeli occupation and its enablers. I had planned yesterday to take on her chorus of critics for their ethically compromised and sometimes farcical gotcha-combing of Zimmerman’s very public and proud paper trail. Now, I must add some serious, head-shaking, profound disappointment in the Sanders campaign for what really looks like management amateur hour.