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The Blind Alley of J Street and Liberal American Zionism

Norman Solomon | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

What does J Street's motto "Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace" really mean? That question calls for grasping the context of Zionism among Jews in the United States -- aspects of history, largely obscured and left to archives, that can shed light on J Street's current political role.

Leaders Absent at Health Care Demonstration in Midtown

Glyn Vincent | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Glyn Vincent

Somehow not a single Democratic politician, official or one of their minions in the entire state of New York was available to make an appearance.

Goldstone Gaza Report Accurately Sees Evidence Of "Persecution" Of Palestinians: Commentary | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When I visited Gaza last May-June, the destruction was so overwhelming and the sense of arbitrary punishment so high that I found myself using the wor...

Rethinking Zionism

Philip Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Philip Weiss

The American Jewish Committee has said that anti-Zionism is antisemitism. It thus conflates Jewishness with Zionism, and this conflation is damaging the Jewish experience around the world.

Geoff Garin, Clinton Chief Strategist, Once Called For Violent Revolution

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With 60s-era radicalism now a hot topic in the Democratic primary, it's worth noting the (amusing, ironic) history of Sen. Hillary Clinton's co-chief ...