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And Then My Student Said: 'Dealing With the Holocaust Is White Privilege'

Are Israeli Jews the ‘privileged whites’ in the conflict with the Palestinians?

Avi Shilon
Avi Shilon
Avi Shilon
Avi Shilon

The interesting shift in the attitude of the American progressive left toward Israel lies in the imposition of a Black-white frame on the conflict. While in Israel people argue heatedly about Likud MK David Amsalem (who recently complained that Israel is being “ruled by 30 percent of the Ashkenazim”) and about Ashkenazi-Mizrahi relations in general, from the progressive-critical viewpoint across the Atlantic, all of us here are privileged whites, compared to the Palestinians.

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