In 1919, following the first World War, the victorious Allied Powers met in Paris to remake the world. The prime ministers
Thinking forward from past to present, I see how the Balfour declarations advanced Jewish nationalism, meaning Zionism. Nevertheless
Zionists have long viewed this document as a “promissory note” giving a Great Power “seal of approval” to their quest to establish a state in Palestine.
The left has too often allowed our critique of Israel to obscure the demands of our better angels.
I am tired of people pitting my identities against one another.
In a recent op-ed in the New York Times, author Emily Shire asked, in relation to the International Women’s Day Strike that
The question "Are you Zionist?" only creates obfuscation. And yet Israel's political right and the U.S. Jewish establishment keep using this question as the shibboleth determining whether you are "pro-Israel" or "anti-Israel" - another distinction as useless as "pro-U.S." or "anti-U.S."
Tayma known as fortified Jewish city where travellers stopped at the oasis to visit the Al-Naslaa Rock Formation, one of
Although denial of the facts of the Holocaust almost never appears in mainstream intellectual leftist discourse a new form of denial does and it is most pernicious. This form of denial does not challenge the historical truth of the Holocaust.
And indeed I think that Israel's lack of vision is already creating the analogue of Brexit: As Peter Beinart has been arguing for years, the younger generation of American Jews, who are overwhelmingly liberal and cosmopolitan in outlook, are progressively disengaging from an Israel, with which they cannot identify, and whose values they do not share.
This somber and emotional event was co-sponsored by two courageous and committed Israeli-Palestinian NGO's-- Combatants for
Nakba is the Arabic word for "catastrophe," signifying the immense dislocation that unfolded during 1947-49 after the United Nations' decision to partition Palestine into two states.
A few months ago we, at StandWithUs New York, together with Israel's Permanent Mission to the UN, embarked on a mission: sharing Israel's story at the UN Headquarters in New York.
Although terrorist attacks in Europe are typically indiscriminate in terms of targeting ethnicity, the conflation of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism continues to fuel attacks on Jews and Jewish institutions in Europe by Muslims and non-Muslims.
It's no secret that American campuses are becoming extremely hostile to Israel. The growth of Students for Justice in Palestine, BDS proposals, Apartheid Weeks, and so on, mean that all the anti-Israel discourse anyone could want is freely available.