Netanyahu's new government - even more predatory and defiant than before - must usher in a fundamental shift in American Jews’ activism against Israel’s extremists and their alliance with Trump
Ori Nir, formerly Haaretz's Washington correspondent, is Americans for Peace Now's director of communications and public outreach. Follow him on Twitter:@OriNir_APN.
Opinion U.S. Jewish Groups Say They Support a Two-state Solution. So Why Are They So Quiet While Trump Dismantles It?
Amid a barrage of anti-Palestinian actions, a tacit endorsement of Israel’s West Bank annexation, and an occupation-denying U.S. Ambassador, are the big guns of U.S. Jewry – AIPAC, ADL, AJC, JFNA – really too afraid to rock the boat with Trump?
Those who suggest a dead-on-arrival U.S. peace plan will be simply thrown into the dustbin of history and will have no long-term consequences are dangerously wrong. A defective plan could have catastrophic consequences
The more Netanyahu hitches his wagon to the White House, the more he and Trump resemble each other, the more American Jews will actively resist both.
Ahead of the 2015 elections, American Jews should influence Israel's future character – not through their pocketbooks, but by asserting their vision of how a Jewish, democratic state should look.
Violence, incitement and racist hatred don’t just increasingly plague Israel. Palestinian society is just as sick – and unlike Israel, lacks a leader voicing genuine self-criticism.
While Israeli politicians flip the finger at the world to score points with right-wing voters at home, they are alienating Israel’s most important, loyal allies: Progressive U.S. Jews.
You don’t have to love everything that the U.S. Secretary of State will present in his 'framework’ paper - but there is too much at stake not to support a chance for peace.
How will the U.S. Jewish establishment, such as AIPAC, confront the prospect of peace for Israel when it is mired in an echo chamber of self-righteous axioms and simplistic thinking?
We Israelis often complain that 'there is no one to talk to.' But for many young Palestinians, Israelis are a lost cause - and anti-normalization means there is less interaction than ever to prove this wrong.
Polls show U.S. Jews are attached to Israel - but their critical stance on Israel’s policies means they're beginning to consider disengaging.
An Israel without a free, independent, vociferous and diverse media is a terrifying prospect and one that should alarm American Jews too.