Tag Archives: Palestine

(The IHRA Working Definition of Anti-Semitism) Does Not Suppress Free Speech or Palestine

  As worded, the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism (which you can find here) does not do what people say it does or want it to do. It does not suppress free speech and the struggle for Palestinian rights, as … Continue reading

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(Anti-Zionism = Anti-Semitism) + (Zionism = Racism)

“Anti-Zionism = Anti-Semitism” and “Zionism = Racism” are twins. They illuminate each other, the way figures and forms overlap into each other. Anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitic. They are two separate formations. Anti-Zionism might, however, be construed as “anti-Jewish,” without being … Continue reading

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The New New Jewish Left (Samuel Hayim Brody Reads Atalia Omer)

For a uniquely keen analysis of the new new (anti-Zionist) Jewish left, you can find here Samuel Hayim Brody’s sympathetic-critical read of Atalia Omer’s Days of Awe: Reimagining Jewishness in Solidarity with Palestinians. Tagging the rhetorical difference between “Judaism” and … Continue reading

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(Unequal) One State Reality (Democratic) One State Idea

I would include this on a syllabus and am recommending here this professional collection of relatively short but richly sourced “memos” exploring the guts of the One State Reality in Israel and Palestine by social science and Israel and Palestine … Continue reading

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(Yavne) Imagining One State in Israel-Palestine (Peter Beinart)

It has been a long time coming and not much here is new. But at least three things are new about the recent set of two pieces by Peter Beinart, here at Jewish Currents and here at the New York … Continue reading

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What To Do With Jewish Studies Letter on Annexation & Apartheid

Yes, I can anticipate the jokes and jibes, friendly and unfriendly, but….. Here’s what you can do with the Jewish Studies Letter on Annexation and Apartheid. This is the main site: Letter Against Annexation & Apartheid in Israel. –Promote on … Continue reading

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(International Law Professors) Letter against Annexation of the West Bank

A letter addressed to Israeli government leadership by a long list of international law scholars against annexation of West Bank territories. Scroll down for the English. I’m also posting a PDF here [[H/t Nathaniel Berman]] 10.6.2020   לכבוד: חבר הכנסת … Continue reading

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Jewish Studies Letter Against Annexation & Apartheid in Israel

The serious talk in Israel about annexation represents a historical inflection point that will negatively affect us all in our professional and personal lives. Please consider signing this open letter from Jewish Studies teachers and professors in North America, Israel, … Continue reading

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Law/Annexation/Apartheid in Israel (Michael Sfard & Nathaniel Berman)

Against the view on the left that de jure, as opposed to de facto, annexation will only reveal the true mask of the regime and won’t make a difference in terms of direct legal-jurisdictional and social impacts on Palestinian lives … Continue reading

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(Photos) Israel War of Independence (Life Magazine)

(h/t Sydney Nestel) Photos from 1948 documenting the Israel War of Independence and Palestinian Nakba. They were published in Life Magazine with a distinctive and even neutral point of view. They were posted at The Palestine Project at Medium. The … Continue reading

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