AIPAC called on Congress to reject the Iran nuclear deal, saying it does not meet critical markers that the influential pro-Israel lobby outlined in recent weeks. But the liberal Jewish Middle East lobby J Street announced a multimillion-dollar campaign to support the agreement.
Representatives of J Street U and Hillel met and failed to immediately agree on how best to collaborate on the national level.
Some complain that campuses no longer provide safe spaces for pro-Zionist students. But Jonathan Katz says the last thing these students need is to be protected from a ‘horde of evil BDS zombies.’
Despite condemnation from other Jewish organizations, Jewish Voice for Peace is holding on to its Jewish identity even as it actively supports the BDS movement. And it’s growing.
After years of wavering, J Street is effectively defining itself as an outright opponent of the Jewish establishment. Will the lobby’s new strategy work?
The president of the Jewish campus group Hillel agreed to a meeting with student activists from the liberal lobby J Street.
Conservative movement leaders applauded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s regrets for an Election Day statement about Arab Israelis and decried a pledge by J Street to press Jewish groups not to spend in the West Bank.
For Lisa Goldman, the most insightful questions at this weekend’s J Street conference came not from Jews, but from non-Palestinian Arabs. Why did they go unanswered?
Want to know how American Jews can fight the occupation now that Netanyahu’s been reelected? Elisheva Goldberg has a bold suggestion: Come to Palestinian nonviolent protests.
At the J Street conference, a group of left-wing Knesset members split over the role they’d like American Jews to play in diplomacy — especially at the United Nations.