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Behind The Tony Kushner Story

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 07.10.2011 | Home
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Last night, the executive committee of the CUNY Board of Trustees reversed the Board's refusal of an honorary degree to Tony Kushner. Behind the original decision and reversal are three stories.

Remarks to JStreet on BDS

Rebecca Vilkomerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rebecca Vilkomerson

One of the strengths of the BDS movement is that it is both loose and broad, all sorts of campaigns and targets fit within it, depending upon local priorities and conditions.

Shilling for the Israeli Occupation: The ADL's New Mission Statement?

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ahmed Rehab

An organization that describes itself as "the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency" is spending its resources decrying American organizations that are not blindly supportive of a foreign government it likes to align itself with.

Let Us Join Those Who Refuse

Rebecca Vilkomerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rebecca Vilkomerson

Tisha B'Av fell on the same day as the first TIAA CREF annual meeting since Jewish Voice for Peace initiated a campaign to get TIAA CREF to divest its holdings from companies that profit from Israel's occupation of Palestinian land.

Hamas Lawmaker: Gaza Flotilla Did More Than 10,000 Rockets

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Naiman

Who now doubts that strategic nonviolent action can transform the politics of the Israel/Palestine conflict?

MidEast Peace: Pessimism from the Right and the Left

Eileen Read | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eileen Read

Why is it that merely talking about talking about peace brings instant backlash? Four of the most controversial writers on the Middle East - pessimist...

Jew vs. Jew? Protests, Threats Reach Fever Pitch over Israel

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

This week, New York City's Jewish community is riven by protests, counterprotests, and now, threats of Jew-on-Jew intimidation over the question of Israel and the Palestinians.

American Jews Call for Immediate Ceasefire, End of Gaza Blockade

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Naiman

Expressing views that are surely representative of American Jews as a whole, here's what some American Jews are saying about the violence in Gaza.