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Crossposted with Shalom Rav I’m back from the national J Street Conference in DC and its been a whirlwind. There’s so much to tell, but I’m not sure I can do it any better than the myriad of bloggers who have already weighed in. For your reading pleasure, I recommend the missives from the good […]

Adam Serwer over at The Root has a great new post called “The Self-Hate Hustle.” Serwer draws a parallel between divisions in Jewish communities over Israel and divisions in (U.S.) Black communities “about loyalty and authenticity.” Describing Netanyahu’s characterization of David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel as “self-hating Jews” based on their support of a settlement […]

Check out Michelle Goldberg’s new web-only piece, “Same As It Ever Was?” up at The American Prospect. Her tagline, or more likely her editor’s tagline, for the article wonders if the “pro-Israel lobby, long seen as an immutable part of American politics, may be headed toward obsolescence.” I’m not sure if I buy that, since […]

Translated from HaOkets (“the sting”), a site run by Itzik Saporta and Yossi Dahan of the Adva Center, a non-partisan, action-oriented Israeli policy analysis center. It was founded in 1991 by activists from three social movements: the movement for equality for Mizrahi Jews, the feminist movement, and the movement for equal rights for Arab citizens. […]

I first got word of the Holocaust Museum shooting on twitter, and immediately googled James W. Von Brunn’s name to find his website HolyWesternEmpire.org filled with racist, white supremacist, anti-Jewish hate. Dana Goldstein at TAPPED reports: According to NBC, the man who shot a security guard and potentially one to two other people at the […]

As Dahlia Lithwick noted in Slate this past weekend, Guantanamo may be America’s most infamous “prison problem,” but it is far from our only one. Our sentencing and incarceration system is broken. With the U.S. having only 5 percent of the world’s population and yet almost 25 percent of the world’s prisoners, we are imprisoning […]

I imagine many of you have seen or heard key points made in Obama and Cheney’s speeches today on security, torture, Guantanamo and more. So, let’s get some critical analysis with Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann. Tell us what you think. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Visit msnbc.com […]

Obama and Netanyahu Meet at White House

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President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu met for the first time at the White House. You can read the full transcript of their press briefing on CQ Politics. A video clip of the full briefing still isn’t up yet, but ThinkProgress.org has a clip where Obama discussed the Annapolis road map, the stopping of […]

On Thursday, April 30th, eight Israeli protesters were arrested while nonviolently expressing solidarity with New Profile, a feminist organization that’s speaking out against the militarization of Israeli society. A little background: the Israeli government has been harassing members of New Profile for a few weeks now. In late April, a number of New Profile members […]

Boston Review has a new article up about U.S. antisemitism and the economic crisis. The authors, Neil Malhotra and Yotam Margalit, researchers at Stanford Business School, conducted a study about how anti-Semitic sentiments might relate to the ongoing financial crisis. by asking 2,768 American adults questions like “How much to blame were the Jews for […]


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