DEFAMATION AND DISTRACTION
Too often people, particularly on the far left, are so quick to lump the Jews and Israel in with every colonial conquest the world has seen. They do this in the stated name of advocating for Palestinians. This essay dives into why this is counter-productive and actually doesn’t help the Palestinian cause. Author and activist Jeffrey Kass reminds us that the Jews have a 3,000 year connection to the land of Israel and didn’t colonialize anything. Recognizing rather than canceling the Jewish indigenous connection to that land will allow us to practice intellectual honesty and then actually address where the Jewish state has failed the Palestinians.
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I’m not quite sure when the shift took place but at some point during my adult life, the beloved word Zionism was contorted into profane words. Racism. Colonialism. Since we are celebrating some major Jewish holidays this time of year, in particular the Biblical land of Israel harvest festival called Sukkot, it’s a good time to revisit this important issue.
Another reason it’s a good time to have a discussion about this topic is because Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, i.e. “AOC,” recently backed out of an event sponsored by the ultra-liberal Americans For Peace Now that was honoring former Israeli Prime…
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