Issa Amro, a Palestinian nonviolent activist, represents hope that comes when brave, decent people fight oppression without hating their oppressors.
Donald Trump’s meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas was a masquerade, proving that the American president has no real interest in bring “hope” to the Middle East, writes Peter Beinart.
President Trump went to the Holocaust Museum yesterday to praise the courage of survivors like Gerda Weissmann Klein. But had he been president when she was trying to get to America, he never would have let her and many others like her in the country.
In the April 16 New York Times, Marwan Barghouti announced that he and 1,000 other Palestinian prisoners were launching a hunger strike. It’s easy to understand why.
IfNotNow and Black Lives Matter, for all their obvious differences, are both manifestations of a generational political awakening that holds tremendous promise. America — and the American Jewish community — badly needs the change they’re trying to bring. Older progressives like myself can help that process by offering our admiration, our support, and yes, sometimes our criticism, too.
The millennial activism that has spawned IfNotNow stems not from the hopes that Obama inspired, but from disillusionment with what he failed to achieve.
Why remain Jewish in the highly assimilated America of 2017? Because, according to AIPAC, Israel needs you, and by safeguarding it, you can be a hero.
In the Trump anti-Semitism wars, both the right and left err in a different way. They employ guilt by association.
When Netanyahu speaks, Democrats hear Donald Trump. When Democrats read about Israel not allowing critics into the country, they’ll think of Trump’s travel ban. When Netanyahu claims his wall stopped “illegal immigration,” they’ll think of Trump’s proposed wall along the border with Mexico.
My plan was to teach my children to love Israel and introduce them to the harsh truths as they got older. But a new law passed by the Knesset may upend it all.