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Are Jews who refuse to renounce Israel being excluded from “progressive” groups? by Alan M. Dershowitz (Gatestone Inst.)

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Aug. 24, 2016

Hard left activists are trying to exclude Jews who do not renounce Israel from “progressive” organizations.

Last year, Rabbi Susan Talve, a longtime activist on race issues in the St. Louis area was told that her advocacy for Israel was incompatible with the objectives of Black Lives Matter: “Solidarity from Ferguson to Palestine has become a central tenet of the movement” she was informed, because “Israeli and U.S. state oppression are deeply interconnected.” Similarly, a student who attended a Black Lives Matter rally at Northwestern University last year was told “you support Israel, so you cannot also support us.”

Recently, that seems to be the response of many of the hard left activists who dominate so-called “progressive” social justice movements.

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