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.
“Okay, you can’t record this”: On the anxiety of being outed as anti-occupation.
Israel defenders ask "are you for or against BDS?" when the more important question is "are you for or against the occupation?"
In the season finale of the web series "Ac'tiv•ist," Sam deals with the fallout from the deer accident, but sets aside her organizing to have an evening with Phil.
In the fifth episode of the comedy web series "Ac'tiv•ist," Sam is called away from a fundraising dinner to do damage control.
In the third episode of the comedy web series "Ac'tiv•ist," the group holds a big protest and Sam takes Phil to an exciting event.
The vision of those who founded the state, as inscribed in the Declaration of Independence, was of a state based on the principles of freedom, justice and peace, as envisioned by Israel’s prophets. This Independence Day, alongside celebrations of our national freedom, we must ask ourselves if we have fulfilled the dream of our founding fathers, or whether the ongoing occupation of the Palestinian people prevents us from establishing a society based on freedom, justice and peace.