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What Bernie Would Have Said at AIPAC

The following is a speech that Bernie Sanders says he would have given at AIPAC had he not been scheduled to speak, instead, at a school in Utah — where he delivered it. Thanks to The Shalom Center for posting it widely. I WAS INVITED along with other presidential candidates to be at the AIPAC […]

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AIPAC: Harmful to Israel, Harmful to the U.S.

by Allan C. Brownfeld THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE of the American Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has attracted almost 20,000 people to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the nation’s capital. Every presidential candidate — except Bernie Sanders — is appearing as speaker, along with Vice President Joe Biden. As a result of AIPAC’s influence (it […]

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Mahatma Gandhi on Zionism and the Holocaust

by Dusty Sklar IT WAS my daughter-in-law, Nikki Pusin, who brought it to my attention, just as her father, Max Pusin, had brought it to hers years before — that the world-revered Gandhi had a puzzling relationship to the Holocaust. In 1947, interviewed by Louis Fischer, author of The Life of Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi said: […]

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Fear and Loathing in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

by Hillel Schenker IT’S BEEN A TERRIBLE few days in my two cities, Jerusalem where I work and Tel Aviv where I live. On late Monday afternoon as I was about to leave the Palestine-Israel Journal office, my colleague Marwan got a phone call that there had been an incident near Damascus Gate: A Palestinian […]

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February 19: The Lehi Leader Who Moved Left

Polish-born Nathan Yellin-Mor (Friedman), a leader of the so-called “Stern Gang” (Lohamel Herut Israel), the rightwing Jewish militia of pre-state Palestine that was responsible for several atrocities, including (with Irgun) the Deir Yassin massacre, died at 67 on this date in 1980. Yellin-Mor was arrested by the British in Syria in 1941 while he was […]

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Channel Esther: An Interview about “Colliding Dreams”

by Esther Cohen Reviewed in this article: Colliding Dreams, a documentary film by Joseph Dorman and Oren Rudavsky. International Film Circuitm 2015, 134 minutes. IT’S HARD just to say the word ‘Zionism’ without generating a heated conversation. Yet the terms of that conversation have dramatically changed in recent years, with the entrenchment of rightwing leadership […]

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O My America: Eight Themes for Khanike Gelt

by Lawrence Bush KHANIKE GELT — SMALL GIFTS OF MONEY — HAS ROOTS IN DAYS OF JEWISH POVERTY when children rarely had a penny of their own. It was also a means of paying kheyder teachers and helping them get around the halakhic injunction against profiting from the teaching of Torah. In contemporary times of […]

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