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Navigating the Rhetoric

Young people are engaging with a discourse about Israel and Gaza where complex, academic, and historically significant terms are reduced to polarizing social media memes.

Palestinian supporters shout slogans as they cross the Brooklyn Bridge during a demonstration demanding a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war, praising Palestinian "resistance" and denouncing Israel, October 28, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Palestinian supporters shout slogans as they cross the Brooklyn Bridge during a demonstration demanding a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war, praising Palestinian "resistance" and denouncing Israel, October 28, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Public discourse about Israel and Gaza is peppered with ideological language. Young people are engaging with a world where complex, academic, and historically significant terms such as Zionism, colonialization, and apartheid have been overly simplified and reduced to polarizing social media memes. Tomer Persico, research fellow at the Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and Rubenstein fellow at Reichman University, joins hosts Joshua Ladon and Masua Sagiv to help parents, educators, and caregivers better understand the context and rhetoric that young people are navigating so that we can engage in sophisticated, rich conversations with our children and students.

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Perfect Jewish Parents is a show from the Shalom Hartman Institute about the joys and “oys” of raising children Jewishly.

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