The rise of Black Lives Matter, the largest civil rights movement of recent memory, has brought the differences between the ZOA and ADL — two historic Jewish organizations — into sharper focus.
The problem with the BLM platform, released last week, isn’t the couple of paragraphs on Israel, it’s the 37,000 other words on America.
The Black Lives Matter platform’s assertion that Israel is committing genocide against the Palestinian people is outrageously incorrect, and deeply offensive to those who have lived through an actual genocidal attempt to exterminate an entire people or who are descended from and related to victims and survivors of genocide.
It’s ‘A Vision for Black Lives,’ not ‘A Vision for the Destruction of the Jewish State.’
WASHINGTON (JTA) — A liberal Jewish political action committee is marking the anniversary of the murders of three civil rights workers with a call to action against Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Vigils will be held in four cities on June 21, the 52nd anniversary of the 1964 murders in Mississippi of Andrew…
Civil rights photographer Bob Adelman died on March 19 in Florida under mysterious circumstances. Benjamin Ivry explains how this Brooklyn son of Jewish emigré parents came to befriend Martin Luther King Jr. and chronicle the civil rights movement.
On MLK Day, volunteerism can dilute — rather than heighten — the urgency of our need to act for social change. David Eisner suggests some ways to keep the day’s activities meaningful.
American Jewish institutions were once a powerful unifying voice for civil rights — until they turned their primary focus to Israel. J.J. Goldberg explains why it’s those groups’ betrayal of us that we should bemoan.
Are you heartbroken over Harper Lee’s depiction of Atticus Finch in ‘Go Set a Watchman’? Wait until you realize what it means for our most cherished notions about the civil rights movement.
Many believe that Jewish involvement was essential to the end of South African apartheid. But Jonathan Katz reminds us that we were actually complicit in the segregationist regime.