More than 1,000 people have signed the #ReturntheBirthright pledge organized by Jewish Voice for Peace.
Last night at The New School, I felt a new era dawning for addressing and discussing anti-Semitism in the Jewish community
“Apparently I’m the biggest problem for the Jewish community,” Linda Sarsour said. “I am, like, the existential threat.”
“Having an anti-Semite on a panel to discuss anti-Semitism is ridiculous,” one professor said.
A word to the wise: There is almost never a good “but” that pivots away from the seriousness of anti-Semitism.
Going on Birthright “means playing an active role in helping the state promote Jewish ‘return’ while rejecting the Palestinian right of return.”
“We believe that the decision to bar Rabbi Wise from visiting Israel is anti-democratic and desecrates our vision of a diverse Jewish community.”
“We cannot allow fringe groups to capitalize on our halo,” said Jonathan Greenblatt of the ADL.
The groups include the Union for Reform Judaism, Bend the Arc, the Anti-Defamation League and Jewish Voice for Peace.
They took our t-shirts, ate our rainbow bagels, and befriended our teens under fake personas.