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Jonathan S. Tobin
Have Republicans tried to redefine ‘pro-Israel?’
Most Israelis may have been thrilled with Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Israel, but some Jewish liberals were decidedly nonplussed by his eloquent speech to the Knesset. While the left’s lack of enthusiasm for anything coming out of the Trump administration is to be expected, the attempt to denigrate Pence’s stance as somehow damaging the bipartisan pro-Israel consensus is more than a little disingenuous.
Petition slams professor for drawing equivalence between Israeli Zionists and terrorists
An online petition is challenging a University of Southern California (USC) professor for drawing equivalence between North Korea’s Kim Jong-Il, China’s Mao Zedong, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and Israeli Zionists.
The much-awaited grassroots, Zionist, progressive movement is here
Salt and pepper, peanut butter and jelly, Zionism and progressivism. Few question the inherent, irrefutable bond between the first two of those pairs, but civil rights attorney and co-founder of the Zioness Movement, Amanda Berman, argues that the latter is just as natural—and she has several thousand left-leaning Jews with strong Zionist identities backing her up on that sentiment.