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Understanding My Voice as a Jewish American in Conversations about the Israeli Palestinian Conflict

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“Some among my mother’s friends rejoice in violent attacks on Palestinians who seek to harm Israel, while my friends cringe at the initiation of bloodshed by Jews. We see their aggressive stance as zealotry and paranoia; they see our discomfort as abandonment and naiveté.” (Daniel Cluchey, “Generation Why: Young American Jews and Israeli Exceptionalism,” Huffington Post, 8 June 2010.)

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In a deadlock “Refugees in Jordan are like a dead person”

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The cafe was filled with people. People with meetings or work, people catching up with friends over a cup of coffee. Some chose to sit in the quiet inside area where others chose to overlook the many buildings of Amman, Jordan from the outside balcony. When sitting outside, one could almost imagine power over the already established concrete buildings.

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