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When Feminism and Zionism Meet

We’ve come a long way as women. We’ve fought endlessly for our rights. We’re strong, we’re capable, and we deserve to showcase that. Calling ourselves feminists and activists means understanding that we have no right to discriminate against other minorities. Intersectionality is a beautiful concept; it screams, “I am hurt, so I will help others […]

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The New Refuseniks

At a recent United Against Terrorism rally in Beverly Hills, Jennifer Karlan, 17, spoke passionately about why American Jews should stand for Israel. With remarkable confidence, she talked about a new form of antisemitism facing American Jews: “Today, they no longer say they hate the Jew; today they say they hate Zionists. Today they no longer say they

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Don’t Believe the Lies: Zionism is a Movement of Peace

One of the biggest lies ever told about Zionism is that the subjugation or oppression of the Palestinians is somehow a central tenet of the movement. Jewish Voice for Peace, an anti-Zionist organization with chapters at several universities, posits that “the Zionism that took hold and stands today is a settler-colonial movement, establishing an apartheid state where

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Intersectional Zionism

For many of today’s mainstream progressives, opposing the Jewish state is part of a complete breakfast. In order to be progressive, we must stand against the racist Zionist agenda — at least, that’s what we have been taught. But, if you take the time to look deeper, you might be surprised to find that progressivism

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Feminism and Zionism

Over the years, I have found many parallels between feminism and Zionism. Both movements are daughters of the Enlightenment. Through emancipation, empowerment and self-determination, both movements have revolutionized the lives of two of the world’s longest and most oppressed peoples. Both have made remarkable and previously unimaginable strides in the 20th century, but remain unfinished

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