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The Great Rupture in American Jewish Life

Peter Beinart New York Times
For the last decade or so, an ideological tremor has been unsettling American Jewish life. Since Oct. 7, it has become an earthquake. It concerns the relationship between liberalism and Zionism....

Schumer Spoke for Diaspora Jews

Harold Meyerson The American Prospect
Schumer was giving voice to what most Democratic officeholders believed but were afraid to say, and he clearly had the blessing of President Biden to go ahead and make that speech. It also showed the divide between Israeli Jews and diaspora Jews.

Angela Davis: Standing With Palestinians

Angela Y. Davis Hammer & Hope
Reflecting on the past 60 years. "This is the first time in my own political memory that the Palestine solidarity movement is experiencing such broad support both throughout the U.S. and all over the world."

Jonathan Glazer’s Brave Oscar Speech Represents the Best of Judaism

Dave Zirin The Nation
Instead of confronting what the director of The Zone of Interest actually said, Zionists distorted his lines. Glazer was the only Oscar winner to say anything about Gaza—rather shocking, given the stereotype of Hollywood, as a bastion of liberalism.

The Shoah After Gaza

Pankaj Mishra London Review of Books
The dark meaning the Israeli state has drawn from the Shoah, and then institutionalized in a machinery of repression. Anyone calling attention to the spectacle of Washington’s blind commitment to Israel is accused of antisemitism, ignoring the Shoah.

Terrorism Investigations on Campus and the New McCarthyism

Anthony O’Rourke and Wadie E. Said Dissent Magazine
Federal law enforcement is under pressure to launch specious terrorism investigations into pro-Palestinian protesters on college campuses, based solely on their public statements. The GOP hearings, led by Trump supporters, show the dangers.

Tidbits – Nov.23, 2023 – Reader Comments: Thanksgiving; Stop Calling It a Conflict, It’s…; Ceasefire; Trump’s Calling Opponents Vermin, Repeats Language of Hitler; the Real Bayard Rustin; Antisemitism, Anti-Zionism, Dangerous Conflations; Cartoons

Reader Comments: Thanksgiving; Stop Calling It a Conflict, It's...; Ceasefire; Trump's Calling Opponents Vermin, Repeats Language of Hitler; The Real Bayard Rustin; Antisemitism, Anti-Zionism and Dangerous Conflations; Cartoons; and more....
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