Allies (Code Pink + Neturei Karta)


The question is whether one should expect more from the anti-Zionist left than one would from the Neturei Karta in terms of political and moral judgment. Only a universe composed of infinite possibilities can do justice to the alignment of Ariel Gold from the feminist activist group Code Pink joining up with representatives from the Neturei Karta, along with Miko Peled. No, this is post is not about American Muslims, but about Jews. This ad hoc group all showed up, at the same time,  and created a little media circus at the Congressional office of Rep. Rashida Tlaib. The Congresswoman has since clarified that they came unannounced, took the photo, and left. For her part, Rep. Ilhan Omar has apparently refused to meet with the Neturei Karta. And Codepink? Gold herself has since tried to walk the episode back. Over the top, this little demonstration was not about the occupation. When you hate something so much, this is what can happen. As a piece of political ephemera, what’s noteworthy is what can go wrong, the strange conjoining of contrary forces around a single inflection point, namely deep-seated wells of animus for the State of Israel.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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1 Response to Allies (Code Pink + Neturei Karta)

  1. dmf says:

    ‘Double Amnesia: Zionism and Human Rights in History and Memory’ by Professor James Loeffler

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