IfNotNow Launches #YouNeverToldMe Anti-Occupation Campaign by the Forward

IfNotNow Launches #YouNeverToldMe Anti-Occupation Campaign

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IfNotNow is sharing stories on social media from members who say Jewish institutions never taught them the reality of Isrel’s conflict with the Palestinians.

The campaign, being promoted on platforms like Twitter with the tagline #YouNeverToldMe, relates the outrage and disappointment of millennial Jews upset that the synagogues, camps and other institutions they grew up in did not better inform them about Israel’s occupation of the West Bank.

“I want to ask my congregation why #YouNeverToldMe what those Israel bonds from my bat mitzvah paid for,” one post reads.

The campaign was kicked off by an article on the website JewSchool titled “What They Didn’t Teach Me At Solomon Schechter” — a reference to the Conservative movement day schools. IfNotNow is a Jewish protest organization that aims to end Israel’s occupation of the West Bank.

Contact Daniel J. Solomon at solomon@forward.com or on Twitter, @DanielJSolomon


Daniel J. Solomon

Daniel J. Solomon is the former Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.

IfNotNow Starts #YouNeverToldMe Anti-Occupation Push

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