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


“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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