Donna Nevel is a community psychologist, educator, and founding member of the Facing the Nakba project, Jews Say No!, and the Network Against Islamophobia, and was a co-founder of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice.
By Donna Nevel
Letter | Batya Ungar-Sargon’s Attack On BDS Is Inaccurate And Harmful
Dear Editor, Batya Ungar-Sargon’s unsubstantiated comments about supporters of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) — the Palestinian civil society call to hold Israel accountable to basic principles of human rights and international law — deserve a response. While rightly saying that anti-BDS legislation should be opposed, much of her article recklessly slams BDS activists and…
Protesters Aren’t The Problem — The Celebrate Israel Parade Is.
Watching Israel being celebrated in the Celebrate Israel Parade in NYC felt, in some ways, like a surreal experience — but, tragically, it was very real. People were chanting and screaming in support of Israel. American and Israeli flags were intertwined. Israeli settlements were celebrated. Some yarmulkes bore Donald Trump’s name. Juxtapose Israel being hugely…
NYC Protestors Drink Salt Water In Solidarity With Palestinian Hunger Strikers
Jews Say No!, an NYC group I am a part of, and the Grannies Peace Brigade recently participated in the salt water challenge in solidarity with more than 1500 Palestinian hunger strikers, who have entered the 38th day of their strike. The Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails began the hunger strike on April 17th, and…
The Zionist Nightmare
As the character Walter Sobchak said in the famous Coen Brothers film, The Big Lebowski, “If you will it, Dude, it is no dream.” These words (without the “Dude”) attributed to Zionist leader Theodor Herzl have been quoted repeatedly with the intention of inspiring hope among Zionists and, really, among all Jews. We were supposed…
What We Talk About When We Don’t Talk About The Nakba
In recent weeks, I have been paying particular attention to the arguments in favor of Zionism from those who call themselves progressive Zionists and call for a two-state solution, support Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state, and express criticism of some of Israel’s policies and actions. More precisely, I have been paying attention…
Biden is preparing to defy Israel in wartime — something no president has done since Eisenhower
Barnard’s draconian dorm-door policy threatens our democracy
I tried to return a damaged book to Amazon. Instead, I got lambasted for living in Israel
‘I’m screaming for help’: Jewish students face violence at UC Berkeley Israel talk
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