“Jewish organizations want to oppose racism, but the push to endorse a group tainted by anti-Zionism and radical demands is a mistake”

JNS
Should Jewish groups make their peace with Black Lives Matter?
by Jonathan Tobin
June 23, 2020

For Jewish organizations, the problem is that in 2016, BLM issued a platform that specifically denounced Israel as “an apartheid state” that was committing “genocide” against Palestinians. Given that many of those associated with the founding of the movement were linked with an intersectional movement that falsely asserts that the Palestinian war on Israel is linked to the struggle for civil rights in the United States, it was hardly a surprise. That platform has now disappeared from the Internet. BLM wisely seeks to avoid talking about Israel, even if many of its leaders are still BDS advocates. The website for the BLM Movement now makes no mention of Israel [though even today, many leading proponents of BLM express anti-Israel sentiment]. READ MORE

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