The Myth of the Arab Jew

Sept. 3 2019

Among Western and Israeli scholars of Middle Eastern Jewry, writes Lyn Julius, there has been increasing interest in documenting the racism—real and imagined—that these Jews faced after coming to Israel. Such writers have taken to referring to their subjects as “Arab Jews,” a term historically never in general use by either Arabs or those Jews who lived among them. Behind this approach is the work of the Mizraḥi anti-Zionist Ella Shohat, whose work Julius describes:

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More about: Academia, Anti-Zionism, Iraqi Jewri, Jewish literature, Mizrahi Jewry

 

The U.S. Peace Plan May Finally Bring about a Palestinian State

Among those most fervently opposed to Israel applying its sovereignty to Jewish areas of the West Bank are members of the hard right, many of whom live in the affected areas. They do so because, under the Trump administration proposal, the extension of sovereignty makes possible the creation of a Palestinian state in the remainder of the territory. Haviv Rettig Gur comments on this irony:

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More about: Annexation, Israel & Zionism