When Gaza was left to choke, when the occupation hit 50, when Bibi and Trump were having a lovefest, the only issue American Jewish leaders made a scene about was egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall
Simone Zimmerman is an organizer and activist from Los Angeles and a founding leader of IfNotNow, a movement to end the American Jewish community’s support for the occupation.
Follow her on Twitter: @simonerzim
The Jewish American activist weighs in on the new law barring entry to foreigners who call for boycotting Israel or its settlements in the West Bank.
We wish we could explain to Wiesel and others who choose to look away that we listened deeply to their stories.
We don’t need any more multi-million dollar ventures, like the 'Jewish Peace Corps' Ari Shavit suggests, to save us. We need the Jewish community to wake up to the disastrous reality of the occupation.
Saifuddin is a BDS supporter who challenges anti-Semitism and appreciates the history of Jewish suffering. Blanket opposition to her UC Board of Regents nomination is nothing but fear mongering.
Asking students to look away, to defend an Israel so detached from reality, only impedes their ability to fight the BDS movement. Is the real Israel so fundamentally flawed that we must look away?