Are American Jews Culpable in the Current BDS Movement?

The Daily Minnesotan recently published an editorial suggesting that the University should bend to the demands of BDS because, “student activism is rarely so straightforward and low-risk.” The greater Minnesota Jewish community reacts, including this piece from a freshman on campus.

This Year in Israel: Living in the Dark

I feel too numbed to list the outbursts of hate, sometimes enacted with knives, guns, or rocks; or the statements of political leaders and special-interest stakeholders that often look more like verbal violence than constructive dialogue. The world is experiencing so much darkness, and I’m afraid.

Stop the Blame, Stop the Hate

The conflict between Israel and Gaza is, and always has been, more nuanced than we sometimes like to admit. And we do ourselves a disservice by not at least acknowledging that. But if peace is our goal, we need to start.

Minnesota J Street at the National Conference

Now in its fourth year the 2013 J Street National Conference attracted around 3,000 people from all over the country. Late yesterday we sat down with two Minnesotans: Ron Garber, Chair of J Street Minnesota, and Aaron Rosenthal, Steering Committee Member of J Street Minnesota.

First Day Coverage of J Street Conference

Welcome to TC Jewfolk’s coverage of the 2013 J Street National Conference. We’ll be covering the ups and downs, highs and lows, talls and shorts, heavens and hells and all the other size-related metaphors for the entire conference. Your fearless reporter did this kind of thing once before at the AIPAC conference in March, so while I’ll try as much as possible to talk about the J Street Conference as its own thing, I’ll likely sink into comparing the two quite a bit.