Bernie Sanders announced Sunday that he will not attend AIPAC’s annual policy conference next week. “The Israeli people have the right to live in peace and security. So do the Palestinian people. I remain concerned about the platform AIPAC provides for leaders who express bigotry and oppose basic Palestinian rights. For that reason I will not attend their conference,” Sanders wrote, promising that as president, he will “support the rights of both Israelis and Palestinians and do everything possible to bring peace and security to the region.”
On May 17, Israel’s Supreme Court banned Michael Ben Ari, leader of the Otzma Yehudit (“Jewish Party”) party from running in the April 9 general elections. But the issue of racism in Israeli society is far from over.
With thousands of participants taking to the streets across the nation on Saturday, the third Women’s March provided a defining moment for the movement, and even more so for the future face of liberals in American politics.
Seriously, for a White House struggling to shake off criticism of being too hospitable to extremists and anti-Semites on the margins of its support base, the Trump administration’s reluctance to fill the of anti-Semitism envoy is starting to raise concerns.
In early December, under banners declaring “This is an emergency” and carrying signs with pictures of the 24 women murdered in 2018, more than 20,000 women gathered in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv to protest against femicide and gender-based violence in Israel.
When Alfred Moses, an attorney and prominent national Jewish leader, traveled behind the Iron Curtain to Romania in 1976, the impoverished country was under the thumb of the ruthless and corrupt dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. The trip changed Moses’s life, inspiring him to fight for the freedom of Romania’s Jews.