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  • Intersectionality excludes and includes. Jews must learn the difference.

      (JTA) — Last year, I wrote an opinion piece for JTA about a term and a trend few Jews over the age of 30 had ever heard of: intersectionality. Coined in the late 1980s, intersectionality posits that various forms of oppression — racism, sexism, classism, ableism and homophobia — are all interconnected.  According to the theory, a black female is…

  • ‘Worst fears, best hopes’ for the Trump presidency: David Bernstein, JCPA

    Editor’s note: The upset victory by Donald Trump in the 2016 elections stunned a Jewish activist and leadership class that is at times as divided as the electorate at large. JTA asked some of those leaders to describe their concerns and expectations in a series of brief essays, “Worst fears, best hopes,” that will appear regularly between now and…

  • Don’t believe their hype: BDS is a marginal phenomenon

    NEW YORK (JTA) — Ever since the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel began picking up steam three years ago, its proponents have brazenly declared the movement’s inevitable triumph. In April, for example, a pro-divestment group at the University of Chicago issued a statement proclaiming that by the school’s student government passing a BDS resolution,…

  • Op-Ed: The anti-Israel trend you’ve never heard of

    Intersectionality — the idea that forms of oppression are inherently linked — is key to understanding why Israel is so maligned on American campuses, the new JCPA chief writes.

  • Op-Ed: Israel’s political cycle not stuck on the right

    Politics, like business, has its own natural cycle, and Israel is no stranger to the political cycle, writes the head of the David Project.

  • Op-Ed: Kick the reaction addiction on campus

    Some in the pro-Israel community react to every anti-Israel infraction on campus, but the real work in supporting Israel isn’t reactive at all but targets the influencers with a positive, pro-Israel message, writes the head of The David Project.

  • Op-Ed: The real danger of delegitimizing Israel on campus

    The environment on some U.S. campuses, where Israel is facing hostilities, has the potential to erode future U.S. support for Israel, the head of the David Project writes.