Within the space of days, I witnessed the dark, disturbing gap between U.S. Jews' egalitarian embrace of Israeli Arabs - and their invisibility in Israel's public square, and exclusion from government
Anat Saragusti is a film-maker, book editor, freelance journalist and writer, on issues of state security, the participation of women in decision-making processes and current affairs. Twitter: @saragusti
You’ll be meeting our leaders, the men who run our lives and decide whether to embark on yet more violence. We ask you to listen to Israel’s women, we who pay the price of the bloodshed.
Without the stubborn insistence of Palestinians and human rights groups, Nadim Nawara and Mohammed Salameh’s killing by an Israeli soldier would have been just another routine, uninvestigated statistic.
As the Six-Day War’s anniversary approaches, mainstream American Jewry cannot only watch from the sidelines: Stand up and oppose the injustice and human rights violations of the occupation.
North America’s largest Jewish gathering staged a flattened Israel I didn’t recognize, where there’s no time for the occupation, or women, but plenty for The Iranian Threat.
The facts do not corroborate the common belief that the state was founded by the left.