On Antisemitism: Solidarity and the Struggle for Justice

When the State of Israel claims to represent all Jewish people, defenders of Israeli policy redefine antisemitism to include criticism of Israel Antisemitism is harmful and real in our society What must also be addressed is how the deployment of false charges of antisemitism or redefining antisemitism can suppress the global progressive fight for justice There is no oneWhen the State of Israel claims to represent all Jewish people, defenders of Israeli policy redefine antisemitism to include criticism of Israel Antisemitism is harmful and real in our society What must also be addressed is how the deployment of false charges of antisemitism or redefining antisemitism can suppress the global progressive fight for justice There is no one definitive voice on antisemitism and its impact.Jewish Voice for Peace has curated a collection of essays that provides a diversity of perspectives and standpoints Each contribution explores critical questions concerning uses and abuses of antisemitism in the twenty first century, focusing on the intersection between anti Semitism, accusations of anti Semitism, and Palestinian human rights activism.This anthology provides a much needed tool for Palestinian solidarity activists, teachers, as well as Jewish communities Featuring contributions from Omar Barghouti, Judith Butler, and Rebecca Vilkomerson, as well as activists, academics, students, and cultural workers, On Political Solidarity and Justice includes the voices of Palestinian students and activists, and Jews that are often marginalized in mainstream discussions of anti Semitism, including Jews of Color and Sephardi Mizrahi Jews.Jewish Voice for Peace JVP is a national, grassroots organization inspired by Jewish tradition to work for a just and lasting peace according to principles of human rights, equality, and international law for all the people of Israel and Palestine JVP has over 200,000 online supporters, over sixty chapters, a youth wing, a Rabbinic Council, an Artist Council, an Academic Advisory Council, and an Advisory Board made up of leading U.S intellectuals and artists.
On Antisemitism Solidarity and the Struggle for Justice When the State of Israel claims to represent all Jewish people defenders of Israeli policy redefine antisemitism to include criticism of Israel Antisemitism is harmful and real in our society What mu

  • Title: On Antisemitism: Solidarity and the Struggle for Justice
  • Author: Jewish Voice for Peace Judith Butler
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    1. To make the long story short this book handle, or at last tries to, manage the impossibility that some Jews have to criticize Israel; this is due to the fact that the known situation: whoever criticize Israel's politics is accused of being Antisemit, even if this is pretty ridiculous as the people are themselves Jews, but it is so.Thanks to the Jewish Voice for Peace to remember us (not Jews) that they are not all against Palestine, in times like these it's necessary to work for peace.Per farla [...]

    2. The whole point of this book, not clear from the title, is that people opposed to the existence of the Jewish state do not automatically deserve the accusation of being antisemitic. I accept the book's premise, because many Jews and others have been anti-Zionist for many reasons ever since the modern concept of Zionism arose. As a supporter of J Street I have spoken against bills and other repressive measures that hinder the free speech rights of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions activists. But [...]

    3. 4.5 stars. I've been reading the essays of this book in short spurts over the last five months. As a non-Jewish woman of color in an interracial and interfaith relationship with a White Ashkenazi Jewish JVP member / organizer, I found this book to be an important educational resource to examine my understanding of antisemitism and its contemporary uses to justify empire. I think a lot about how (I hope) to raise children in both secular and religious feminist Jewish community inclusive of non-Wh [...]

    4. On the whole, I enjoyed reading this book. It's a necessary book, "now, more than ever," to borrow a cliche activist phrase from this age.The only thing I came away with somewhat negatively are my thoughts on the intended audience of this book. Don't get me wrong. Each essay has an important point of view in its own right. I don't doubt the necessity of any of these pieces, or the validity of any author's voice.It says on the back that this book is intended as a "resource" for Palestinian solida [...]

    5. Valuable not only for critical discussion of the role Antisemitism and Antisemitism discourse plays in the Palestinian struggle, but for critique of how we form arguments, ideologies, and identities that can be applied (with adaption) to many, if not all, issues in our lives. Doesn't appear to me to diminish the reality of antisemitism, it's use in Israel-Palestine discourse and in the lives of Jewish people and communities, while providing critical discourse on how it can be weaponized to silen [...]

    6. Enjoyed “Two Degrees of Separation: Israel, Its Palestinian Victims, and the Fraudulent Use of Antisemitism” but Omar Barghouti

    7. Some of the essays in this collection oversimplify anti-Semitism and some of the claims made explicitly or explicitly are ones I disagree with (eg. the assertion that it's somehow inaccurate or disingenuous to describe anti-Semitism as cyclical in nature). However most of the essays are good, and a few are really great. I'm glad the Jewish community is having a discussion about Orientalism, the Euro-centric roots of common definitions of anti-Semitism, the construction of the category of "Semite [...]

    8. A good intro to the Israel-Palestine conflict and clearly a much-needed book on why conflating anti-semitism with criticism of Israel is problematic. A great starting point if you want to learn more about the issue; some themes become a tad repetitive but you do get to hear from diverse perspectives.

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