There's a lot of complexity for progressive Jews such as myself- who believe in social justice, who deeply oppose the right wing government that has been at power (while not a majority) in Israel for two decades, and at the same time knowing the lessons of history, knowing that we aren't safe, that we deserve self-determination.
I believe in Israel, even as I deeply disagree with its policies, just as I believe in the United States while being devastated by Bush and Trump.
And for the reasons above, I empathize with the author of this piece on why young Jews are denouncing "Zionism"- a term that has been (as of late) misunderstood and used as a slur for those of us who believe in Israel's right to exist.
I don't agree with everything the author says about young Jews, but I share her frustration with the ignorance that these younger folks are showing.
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