All that I ask is that, in the midst of a murderous world, we agree to reflect on murder and to make a choice.’ – Albert Camus, 1948 ilton Viorst’s probing and relevant “Zionism: The Birth and Transformation of an Ideal” (St. Martin’s Press) will not be appreciated by our obedient American Israel lobby and the […]
One of Israel’s major arguments against those who are critical of these policies is that it is better than its neighbors. That may be true, but it’s not enough for me.
Marcy Winograd: While opponents of AB 2844 were disappointed in the legislature’s overwhelming approval of the bill, they take heart in the knowledge that their activism diluted a glaringly unconstitutional bill.
Abba Solomon: That quality of being “White, But” allowed fruitful cooperation and alliances of blacks and Jews in the post Civil War era, when Jews of eastern Europe came in flood quantities to America, and African Americans came to a problematic citizenship out from bondage.
Abba Solomon: Every day the world sees abuse of non-Jews by the “Jewish state.” The AJC resolutely turns away from the realities of power in Israel-controlled land, and returns to its old school education efforts against “anti-Semitism.”
We are the first U.S. delegation to Palestine to focus specifically on political imprisonment and solidarity between Palestinian and U.S. prisoners.
Abba Solomon: Like pro-American-annexation anti-monarchy leaders in Hawaii, Zionists Ben Gurion, Jabotinsky, and Weizmann came to Palestine with a consciously “Western,” “European,” “Civilizing” mission.
Cassandra Dixon: After a breakdown in mediation between the State of Israel and the Palestinian villages of Massafer Yatta, Israeli authorities destroyed 24 homes in the South Hebron Hills. Palestinian Homes Demolished
Cassandra Dixon: Between the settlement and the outpost, what remains of the road is closed to Palestinians. With one exception—children walk behind an Israeli military jeep to reach their school. Their parents are not allowed to walk with them.
Abba Solomon: The skunk water and gas was the least of the lavish armamentarium the IDF has unleashed on civilian demonstrators over the last 12 years, including sound cannon, and various high-technology weapons.
David Love: Not only did his words make light of the Holocaust and wreak of Holocaust denial, it also set up the Palestinians for current and future reprisals against them. Surely, Netanyahu is paving the way for the next perennial bombing of Gaza.
Abba A. Solomon: The freedom that Jewish refugees from the Russian empire found, in the Lower East Side, was both the freedom to be a Jew, and the freedom to be more than a Jew.
Nora Lester Murad: Between the stabbing and lynching and stoning and demolishing, some people are appealing for calm. But sadly, when things are calm the most we can hope for is more talk about more talk.