The meeting is taking place at the same time that the United States Senate is conducting Trump’s impeachment trial for high crimes misdemeanors.
When someone uses racist and incendiary language to accuse American Jews of undermining the U.S. and being foreign implants in service of Israel, we waste no time in condemning that language as anti-Semitic. But what do we do when someone uses racist and incendiary language to accuse other Americans of undermining the U.S. and being foreign implants, and does so allegedly in service of Israel? Welcome to being an American Jew in the Trump era, where a president who is literally hailed by the Israeli government as the greatest philo-Semite since ancient Persia’s King Cyrus the Great is undermining Israel in ways that will be nearly impossible to reverse and using American Jews as his weapon of choice.
By celebrating Trump’s recognition of the Golan Heights as Israeli territory, Netanyahu maybe looking to move ahead and annex the West Bank.
When Jews have to face anti-Semitism in progressive spaces that are critical of Israel, many will leave due to alienation.
It is hypocritical to call out Farrakhan for his anti-Semitism and then not call out Netanyahu for his support of racist Israeli political candidates.
After the terrorist attack in Pittsburgh, many Israelis weighed in. Zionist Union chief Avi Gabbay’s contribution was the absolute worst.
An ethical nationalism must deal with the entire identity group that it encompasses when it transcends state boundaries.
The AJC survey provides further evidence that the separation from one people into two peoples is already here.
Natalie Portman’s rejection of the Genesis Prize tells a larger story about the relationship between Israel and the American Jewish community.
This weekend’s brief skirmish with Iran in Syria demonstrates that shaking off the burdens imposed by the international system can prove illusory.