Emily Shire’s Twitter bio says it all: “My high school yearbook quotes were of Golda Meir and Carrie Bradshaw.”
Jahangiri’s comment resides at the nexus of decades-old anti-Zionist propaganda, Arab anti-Israel maneuvering and present-day Israel-hostile activism.
In November 1917, as World War I still raged, the British expressed support for a Jewish home in Palestine — which was an incredible breakthrough.
Groups like AIPAC and Christians United for Israel exploit a sympathy for Zionism that grows out of the American experience.
Some on Twitter took aim at Jahangiri for her apparent assertion that Israel is an inherently or especially violent place for women.
A new litmus test is pushing our community away from the historic models of American Jewish identity.
The religion I grew up with always included “Next year in Jerusalem” in every Sabbath service
Forverts editor Ab Cahan wrote in 1917 no Diaspora Jews would uproot their lives and move to the land of Israel.
Last year, a website known for being pro-Israel referred to the political commentator Bill Kristol as a “renegade Jew.”