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Is All Palestinian Violence ‘Terrorism’?

Zouheir Bahloul

I found this piece in Jewish Currents, “When Does Resistance Become Terrorism?,” by its new associate editor Ron Skolnik (a former executive director of Partners for Progressive Israel), to be mostly on point.  My one caution is that MK Bahloul’s otherwise appropriate distinction between Palestinian attacks on IDF soldiers serving in the West Bank and terrorist attacks on civilians was probably heard by most Israelis as justifying or encouraging attacks on Israeli soldiers, something …

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Is ‘Political Correctness’ Just a Rightwing Bugaboo?


My new essay on the complexities of “Political Correctness” was published at the Jewish Currents Blog-Shmog on April 22.  (I had no hand in choosing the illustrations.)  It explores the subject in general and in three specific areas, one of which caused me to be expelled from the ranks of writers for Tikkun magazine and its blog.  What follows is the part on Israel and the Palestinians: . . .  On one level, using PC terminology in reference to women, the disabled, and ethnic …

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