Last week, the Washington, DC chapter of the environmentalist group Sunrise Movement announced that it would not take part in an upcoming rally in favor of statehood for the District of Columbia, because of the involvement of three left-wing Jewish groups that it described as “in alignment with and in support of Zionism and the state of Israel.” Subsequently, the national organization issued a very tepid apology, followed by a statement from the DC branch admitting that its original decision had “fueled anti-Semitism,” but then going on to explain that, while Palestinians and Washingtonians deserve “statehood and political sovereignty,” Jews do not.
An Environmental Group Refused to Join a Protest So Long as Jewish Organizations Were Participating
“I Had the Good Fortune to Be a Jew Born and Raised in the USA”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who served on the Supreme Court since 1993, died on Friday at the age of eighty-seven. Among much else, Ginsburg was one of the most prominent Jews in American public life. Herewith, her remarks at the U.S. Holocaust Museum in 2004 on the occasion of Yom Hashoah: