Saturday, 26 May 2018

They prayed for the dead of Gaza, now it’s time to say Kaddish for Zionism

This post is a response to the 'scandal' and 'outrage' caused by a group of young Jews who who stood in Parliament Square in London and recited the Jewish memorial prayer (Kaddish) for the Palestinian dead of Gaza. I welcome their act of ethical provocation and ask them to consider their next steps. 

Here's an extract 
Today’s Jewish rebels could become the nucleus of a future Jewish leadership that understands that to move on we must let go of some old ideas that have not turned out as well as some had first hoped. Whether they choose to call themselves ‘post Zionist’ or ‘non Zionist’ or ‘anti Zionist’ doesn’t much matter. What’s important is to articulate a Jewish future that’s not full of moral compromise and hypocrisy created by the need to defend a Jewish State built on a colonial enterprise disguised as Jewish continuity. That means saying Kaddish for Zionism.

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Monday, 14 May 2018

Why Jews in solidarity with Palestinians will win the day

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Nakba some reflections aimed at my fellow Jews.

"Because an Israeli sniper’s bullet is a bigger problem than an antisemitic tweet."

Read the full post at Writing from the Edge