Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The goodness of the self-hating

Jason Kunin summarizes (or here; see also here) the state of the worldwide Jewish movement against the worst policies of Israel.  The Zionists haven’t (yet) completely destroyed the effectiveness of the ‘anti-Semite’ slur, so it is still safer for Jewish people to attack Israeli policies.  Such attacks also put the lie to the myth that all Jewish people are completely behind what Israel does.  Some examples of the brave and good:

  1. Independent Jewish Voices;
  2. Brit Tzedek v’Shalom;
  3. Alliance of Concerned Jewish Canadians;
  4. Jews for a Just Peace;
  5. European Jews for a Just Peace;
  6. Australian Jewish Democratic Society;
  7. Jewish Voice for Peace;
  8. Not in Our Name – Toronto (PDF);
  9. Ebrei contro l'Occupazione;
  10. Jewish Socialists’ Group;
  11. Jewish Women for Justice in Israel and Palestine;

and many, many other groups.