Archive by Author: Mira Sucharov

Im Tirtzu’s Pernicious Video Equates Human Rights With Treason

By Mira Sucharov

In its ongoing efforts to demonize Israeli human-rights NGOs, the right-wing organization Im Tirtzu has released a new propaganda video that is terrifying – both intentionally and unintentionally. The video is intentionally terrifying in that it appeals to Israelis’ most immediate, visceral fears these days: being stabbed by a Palestinian in the street. Unlike the […]

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Want To End Israeli Occupation — Without BDS? This New Guide Tells You How.

By Mira Sucharov

Israel supporters who are deeply troubled by occupation are often in a bind. If the non-violent tool of BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) against Israel is considered treyf by most of the Jewish community, and if many Israel supporters themselves are loath to invoke a blanket boycott on the country, then what can they do? […]

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As Mideast violence escalates, debate and dialogue shrinks

By Mira Sucharov

As hot as things have become in Israel and the West Bank over the last several weeks with escalating violence, here in North America a chill is palpable. It comes in the form of silencing within and across communities – in private homes, on university campuses and in community institutions. It’s coming from both sides: […]

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Young Jews need to learn: Ending occupation, allowing Palestinian state to flourish is win-win

By Mira Sucharov

As we send our kids on Birthright, teach them the Hebrew songs and hope they remain attached to Israel, let’s make sure that they cherish Israel’s democracy as well as its existence.   With the media abuzz over whether or not Israel’s government is committed to a two-state solution, there is much concern, understandably, over the direction Israel is […]

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The World According to BDS

By Mira Sucharov

It’s been a busy week in the blogosphere for liberal Zionists and their BDS-promoting critics. Since I wrote last Friday arguing that BDS is not compatible with two states, Jerry Haber asked why, given the shared desire to end the occupation and equalize the experience of Palestinian citizens of Israel, liberal Zionists don’t simply join […]

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