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The Moral Failings of Israel

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On January 25, 2022
It continues to amaze me how many liberal Jews will become full-fledged reactionaries when it comes to Israel’s treatment of Palestine. We see this all the time in LGM comments, but there’s nothing unique about that. It’s the one issue where liberals will go at each other’s throats, whether at the faculty meeting, the dinner […]
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Jonathan Katz, as far as I’m concerned, expertly sums up the moral calculus: While watching these events unfold from afar, I try to keep two related things in mind. One, as the British journalist Jake Hanrahan astutely tweeted this afternoon, this is “not a football match.” It is not a morality play conducted for our […]

Hillary at AIPAC

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On March 22, 2016

Not good. Not good at all. As Joe Biden acknowledged in his AIPAC speech on Sunday, Israel’s “steady and systematic process of expanding settlements, legalizing outposts, seizing land” is making

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Settler Violence

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On August 2, 2015
The 21st century version of the white colonialist settler state continues committing horrifying violence against the indigenous people in its way. Extremist Israeli settlers burned a Palestinian house, killing an 18-month old baby boy. And while Netanyahu and even the settler spokesmen condemn it as an act of terrorism, it’s really just a particularly sad […]
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