Supreme Court Justices Abe Fortas, Stephen Bryen, Louis Brandeis, Felix Frankfurter, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg are known as ‘liberals’ and ‘progressives,’ but all have histories of being closely connected to a state long known for a deeply discriminatory system… and at times of taking actions that benefited that state
Category: Progressive Except Palestine
Another qualified human rights expert snubbed in DC for Israel comments
Following in the footsteps of Kenneth Roth and Sarah Margon, another highly qualified candidate for a prominent post, James Cavallaro, is withdrawn for criticizing Israel.
ADL trying to exploit movement for ‘socially conscious investment’
The ADL wants ‘socially conscious’ Jewish investors to keep investing in Israel, even though it’s not socially conscious to do so… ADL head says Jewish community should use its power, as with the cancellation of Kanye West, despite what some consider an unfair double standard… ADL may ultimately have an uphill battle as growing numbers of Jewish Americans consider Israel an apartheid regime
Top Hollywood producers worked with Israel to defend its war crimes
For years, Hollywood bigwigs have been using their outsized influence to keep the facts about Israel’s violent occupation hidden behind a veneer of victimhood. They have framed Israeli brutality as ‘self-defense,’ while demonizing pro-justice entertainers and the peaceful Boycott, Divest, and Sanction movement.
Senator Patrick Leahy speaks out on killing of Shireen Abu Akleh
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) calls out the Biden administration’s feeble response to Israel’s killing of a prominent American citizen: he asks the hard questions (why haven’t they been asked before?) that could trigger the withholding of US military aid to Israel.
Sec’y Antony Blinken’s hypocrisy at Georgetown
Antony Blinken’s exchange with Nooran Abuhamdan at her Georgetown graduation was an insult to the cause of justice – but also a typical response to the Palestinian issue.
Establishment Jewish groups’ fake support for anti-racism
As Americans honor Martin Luther King, it’s important to oppose ALL racism. Unfortunately, many Jewish groups are sending mixed signals: YES, we want to see an end to injustice for Black Americans; NO, we do not want to see the same for Palestinians.
A Jewish Reflection on Israel’s Crimes and Israeli Hubris
Jewish author Michael Lesher – who blogs for the Times of Israel, among other outlets – muses on many Jewish leaders’ responses to the recent attack on Gaza: “trust in God and believe in Jewish infallibility.” Lesher suggests that instead, they should “devote their efforts toward restraining the Israeli war machine,” and consider the consequences of “[building a] future on a foundation of stolen property and murdered children.”
WATCH: Deconstructing Trevor Noah’s commentary on Israel-Palestine
A 5-min video that deconstructs & corrects statements by Trevor Noah on his popular TV show “Daily Show with Trevor Noah” about Israel’s recent attacks on Gazans.
False antisemitism insulates Israel and hurts the movement for justice
A Jewish American exposes the often-used tactic of deflecting criticism of Israel by viewing it falsely through a lens of antisemitism. Even some supporters of Palestinian rights miss the sleight-of-hand that casts this negative light on their own movement and have mistakenly attacked longtime activists…