AIPAC’s influence comes not from money but from that fact that politicians wish to be viewed as pro-Israel
Adopting science in order to define who is a Jew and who is not is part and parcel of a rightward turn Israel has fostered under Benjamin Netanyahu.
Instead of using this power for good, to help raise up those who don’t have the privilege we do, our institutions are using this power to punch down.
There’s a narrative emerging on the left that’s surprising only because it’s so commonplace on the right: the Democratic Party is abandoning Israel.
Black Jewish writers and leaders embody an alternative to a Jewish identity based in strictly policed in-marriage and ethnic ties.
It’s from a position of doubly-guaranteed safety that we are demanding that an oppressed people protect our feelings.
We know that protecting Jews does not mean legislating away the right to free speech, but enforcing those rights at all cost.
I, like many Jews, find BDS distasteful. I find its leaders morally unimpressive and its ranks full of anti-Semites, some of them Jews.
American and Israeli Jews no longer agree on what constitutes anti-Semitism — or where it comes from.
“My formula is the maximum amount of land with the minimum amount of Palestinians,” he told me when we spoke last week.