Portside, February 22, 2016



Right wing control in Israel is stronger and more entrenched than ever. The establishment leadership in the American Jewish community is silent in the face of this dismal situation, and there are no recognizable trends that can move Israel out of this quagmire [....] A noble experiment, but a failure.

Haaretz, Feb. 15, 2017

There’s nothing exciting about being stopped at the border entering Israel. There’s no dramatic speech, no hopping over barriers like the little boy in “Love, Actually” did.

CDN, Dec 3 2015


The assassin was not a lone psychotic gunman. Instead he was a young man nurtured within Israel’s far-right religious institutions. After the murder, he was hailed as a hero by many, not only in Israel, but among kindred spirits in the United States.

Jews for Justice for Palestinians, June 30th, 2016

April 29, 2016. Originally published August 2014.

Anti-Zionist Jews, members of Jewdas, join the march, summer 2014. Photo by Ray Filar.


As a child I learned that “the Israel/Palestine conflict” is highly complex, with a long history of wrongs on both sides.