We cannot only combat nationalism in America. Nationalism, wherever it is found, structurally privileges some group of people in an unjustifiable manner.
So if it’s not a peace plan, what is it? When you look at this deal honestly, it’s clear that this extremist proposal empowers Israel’s government to illegally annex major parts of Palestinian land in the West Bank.
Anti-Israel activists are antisemitic when they hold Israel to a double standard, deny Jews’ right to self-determination and demonize the Jewish State. Anti-Zionism is often antisemitic because it plays to ancient antisemitic tropes when criticizing Israel, reminding American Jewish communities of Jews’ painful history of oppression.
Conservatives are not discriminated against in the same vein as other marginalized groups.
By excluding Palestinian voices, Jewish institutions get to pretend that Palestinians don’t exist.
This summer, I embarked on a journey with 24 other Washington University student leaders to explore the geopolitical complexities of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Our record of organizing to stop these unjust demolitions shows that when we exercise our power and express our solidarity in unison, our voices can bring about change. Now more than ever, we must keep organizing and redouble our efforts.
While the current situation between Israel and Palestine seems to be a modern singularity, it is, in fact, the culmination of thousands of years of methodic anti-Semitism.
May 15 this year marks the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Nakba (the Arabic word for catastrophe).
As students at Washington University and leaders of the pro-Israel, pro-peace, anti-occupation organization J Street U, we strongly appreciate Congressman William Lacy Clay’s record as a longtime supporter of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and for human rights for all people in the region.
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