For David Friedman and America's modern Orthodox community, deep connections to Israel's West Bank settlements have become increasingly institutionalized and routine | Opinion
Dr. Sara Yael Hirschhorn is University Research Lecturer and Sidney Brichto Fellow in Israel Studies at Oxford University. Her research, teaching and public engagement activities focus on the Israeli settler movement, the Arab-Israeli conflict and the relationship between U.S. Jewry and Israel. She is writing a forthcoming book about American Jews and the Israeli settler movement since 1967. Follow her on Twitter @SaraHirschhorn1.
Diaspora Jewish teens' radical dissociation from Israel is not about the settlements or the occupation. They're ashamed to be associated with Zionism.
The tempo of mutual delegitimization between Israel's political extremes is accelerating. Are we nearing the point where left and right can no longer co-exist?
Israelis and Palestinians are fighting a war of post-modern political fictions, where truth has been mortgaged to collective mobilization.
A culture of conformity, submission and resignation is preventing some Brits from wearing their Judaism proudly.
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Where are the liberal values and transparency in the U.S. Jewish world when a secret ballot means those organizations voting against J Street’s inclusion escaped publicly justifying their decision?
We need to escape the 'Pollard logic' which equates American Jewish Zionism with defending Israel at any cost - with the true traitors being those that criticize Israel.
Despite the Netanyahu government's jockeying for position before Kerry's plan is unveiled, the idea that Jewish settlers could remain in a Palestinian state shouldn't be rejected out of hand.
Naftali Bennett's PR blitz of New York and Washington last week invoked the liberal values and language close to the hearts of American Jews - welcome to the settler movement's newest strategy.