Contributor Archives: Tamara (Tammy) Shapiro

About Tamara (Tammy) Shapiro

TAMARA (TAMMY) SHAPIRO, a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin (Madison), is the executive director of the Union of Progressive Zionists (UPZ).

The Flawed Strategy of “Don’t Hate, Celebrate”

The frame of debate about Israel and Palestine has recently shifted on US campuses. After the publication of “Peace Not Apartheid,” President Jimmy Carter has spoken at three universities. Professors Walt and Meirsheimer’s paper about the power of the “Israel …

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Breaking the Silence

By Tammy Shapiro What distinguishes the Union of Progressive Zionists from other campus organizations? Some might argue it is our politics, but I believe it is much more. The UPZ is sponsored by four Progressive Zionist organizations who have a …

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