It was not the first time John Lewis had invoked the Jewish-black alliance that fought for equality during the civil rights era. But it was the first time that the Georgia congressman, a civil rights hero, invoked it to explain why he was skipping a speech by an Israeli prime minister.
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky is not alone in being furious at Benjamin Netanyahu. But the Chicago liberal is the first to call for Israelis to vote him out of power.
Netanyahu has declared that his 2009 Bar Ilan speech, in which he expressed support for creating a ‘demilitarized Palestinian state that would recognize the Jewish state,’ is no longer viable.
Israelis are a famously fractious people. But Naomi Zeveloff reports they mostly agree on one thing: Americans can be sold on anything, from Dead Sea mud to a bad Mideast peace deal.
Israel has long used the main world Zionist group to funnel funds to West Bank settlements. Will leaders soon close the loophole that allows the cash to flow without scrutiny?
A nasty feud over Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim to speak ‘for the Jewish people’ erupted even as AIPAC sought to showcase unity on the opening day of its national conference.
Rawabi, a sparkling new billion-dollar Palestinian city, has a hotel, convention center, schools and even a Roman-style amphitheater. Now, it may finally get water.
Controversy over Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech has wounded AIPAC. As the lobby’s conference begins, a harsh ad attacking Susan Rice has only added fuel to the fire.
Dorothy Zellner spoke inspirationally about what led Jews like her to join the civil rights struggle. Will her open support for BDS force changes in Hillel International’s ban on such speakers?
Hillel International says it doesn’t allow events with pro-BDS speakers. So why has it endorsed Harvard Hillel’s participation in a civil rights forum with Mideast peace activist Dorothy Zellner?