Contributor Archives: Daniel Sokatch

We must teach about Israel — warts and all

By Daniel Sokatch A friend of mine who used to run a large economic justice nonprofit organization tells the story of coming across a demonstration in Times Square at which an Israeli flag was being burned and of his shock at realizing that the lead burners were allies of his from the movement. And while this kind of thing isn’t characteristic of progressive America (the Democrats didn’t get 87 percent of the Jewish vote in the last election because they are anti-Israel), it is true …

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