Diaspora activists protest at GA to force talk about Israel-Palestinian conflict
As conference participants came and left over three days, the activists from All That’s Left held up signs such as, “Federation dollars are funding activist blacklists.” It was recently revealed that at least two Jewish Federations in America donated money to Canary Mission – a secretive right-wing website that maintains a list of alleged anti-Israel activists.
Like her activist counterparts in the Diaspora, All That’s Left member Rebecca Lederkramer cited the values of her Jewish-American education such as “tzedek tzedek tirdof” – “justice, justice, you shall pursue” – as driving her activist efforts in Israel. Jpg” alt=” width=”600″ height=”375″/>
All That’s Left activists stand in front of a Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly sign saying, ‘Ready, set, talk,’ in Tel Aviv, Wednesday, October 24, 2018.
Feeling displaced both by Israeli policies and Jewish-American institutions’ support for them, Morris wondered about raising her own children in the spaces she was brought up in.
All That’s Left activists with literature at the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly, Wednesday, October 24, 2018.
Security allowed the activists to remain outside the convention, only moving them further away from the entrance and asking them questions a couple times. Jpg” alt=” width=”600″ height=”375″/>
All That’s Left activists stand in front of a banner reading, ‘We need to talk about the occupation,’ at the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly in Tel Aviv, Wednesday, October 24, 2018.
Judelman believed that the majority of the conference participants agreed there were issues regarding Palestinian treatment, “But throwing out the word ‘occupation’ is generally a shut-down for those conversations and feeds into the polemical nature of our Pro-Israel/Pro-Palestine discourse,” he said.