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The Conflict About the Conflict

Are the positions of the new U.S. Jewish left still compatible with liberal Zionism?

Activists protest Israel’s military actions in Gaza outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC on May 18, 2021. (Alex Wong/Getty Images via JTA)
Activists protest Israel’s military actions in Gaza outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC on May 18, 2021. (Alex Wong/Getty Images via JTA)

The North American Jewish community is being pulled apart by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Both the left and the right are driving the debate to extremes, pushing the majority of Jews in the center to disengage.

Yehuda Kurtzer and Dov Waxman, (UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies) examine this shift and ask if the positions of the new Jewish left are still compatible with liberal Zionism.

Identity/Crisis is a weekly podcast from the Shalom Hartman Institute about news and ideas.

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