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TELL THE SENATE: OPPOSE ANNEXATION!

By Ameinu Office

By seeming to endorse unilateral Israeli annexations of Palestinian territory in the West Bank, the Trump administration is encouraging indefinite occupation and permanent conflict which will imperil Israeli democracy and trample on Palestinian rights.  Recently-introduced anti-annexation legislation gives the Senate a chance to push back. The Trump administration is continuing to actively encourage the worst impulses of the […]

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Susie Linfield’s Defense of Left-Zionism

By Ralph Seliger

Susie Linfield (as she is known professionally as well as personally) is a professor of journalism at New York University and a leftwinger who’s on the board of Dissent magazine.  Her past writings on this subject include being the affirmative voice in a 2015 debate published in Dissent entitled “Is a Left Zionism Possible?” and […]

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Supporting ‘Partnership Fund for Peace’

By Ameinu Office

Americans for Peace Now, J Street, T’ruah, and Ameinu welcome the reintroduction of legislation to establish a Partnership Fund for Peace [authored by Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY)]. The Fund will support people-to-people peace-building programs, which play an important role in building connections, understanding, and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians. It will also finance joint ventures […]

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How Zionist Left May Revive

By TTN

This article is translated by Efrat Levy from the weekend edition of Makor Rishon, a broadsheet publication that she describes as “strongly identified with the right and with settlers.”  Dr. Levy is a professor of educational studies at Empire State College in Albany, NY.  The article is mainly an interview with Yaniv Sagee, the CEO of […]

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A United Jewish-Arab Left?

By TTN

There was a lively discussion at the Facebook page of veteran peace activist Gershon Baskin, when he referenced a +972 article (“Meretz facing internal pressure to become Jewish-Arab party“) on the debate within Meretz as to whether it should again attempt to unite with Labor, an effort spurned during the recent campaign by Labor Party chair […]

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One State, Two State, No State, New State

By TTN

Israel’s independence day is celebrated according to the Hebrew calendar (in 2019, it was from sundown May 8th through sunset May 9th); the Gregorian calendar date when Israel declared independence was May 14, 1948.  The map is from the United Nation’s plan to partition the Mandate of Palestine into Jewish and Arab states.   Passed in the […]

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My Zionism is Personal and Complicated

By Ralph Seliger

This is being posted on the eve of Israel’s Independence Day.  Most of the following was in a piece rejected by Jewish Currents, for which I had been a frequent contributor until the new anti-Zionist editorial direction began last year.  Please forgive some overlap with an earlier piece posted here, but also rejected by Jewish […]

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