Progressive Zionists

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By now, many of you will have read or read about Alvin Rosenfeld’s article “Progressive Jewish Thought and the New Anti-Semtism” (available here as a PDF). I’d like to reserve my comments on the article until I finish reading it, but to toss a related news item into the mix, the Jerusalem Post is reporting:

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) and Aish Hatorah have called this week to expel the Union of Progressive Zionists (UPZ) from the Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC) for supporting Breaking the Silence, an organization that is hyper-critical of the IDF’s treatment of Palestinians in Judea and Samaria.

The ZOA said that Breaking the Silence contradicts the ICC mission to “foster support for Israel,” “cultivate an Israel-friendly university environment” and “reduce anti-Israel intimidation and harassment on campus.” (MORE)

Posted on February 1, 2007

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  1. arielbeery@gmail.com

    Hey Daniel,

    Mort Klein’s attempt to silence the UPZ was thwarted around a week ago–the ICC put out a statement saying that it would not stop the UPZ.

    Unfortunately, both sides have made this a much bigger issue than it actually is. The fact of the matter is that the ZOA is fanatical about its hard-line position, but the rest of the ICC realizes that complexity is a good thing.

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