Author Archives: Rabbi Brant Rosen

Kevin Coval’s ‘Schtick’ – A take-no-prisoners Jewish classic

Kevin Coval’s soon-to-be-released book, “Schtick” (Haymarket Books) is a collection of poems that takes aim and fires at the sensitive edge of every nerve ending in the American Jewish psyche. It’s a new take-no-prisoners Jewish classic.

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Wrestling in the Daylight: A Rabbi’s Path to Palestinian Solidarity

An exclusive excerpt from Rabbi Brant Rosen’s new book Wrestling in the Daylight: A Rabbi’s Path to Palestinian Solidarity.

Posted in Activism, American Jewish Community, Gaza, Israel/Palestine, Nakba, Occupation, US Policy in the Middle East, US Politics | 32 Comments

Why I’m presenting at Harvard’s one-state conference

With the two state solution dying, why shouldn’t we be talking about alternatives?

Posted in Israel Lobby, Israel/Palestine, One state/Two states | Tagged | 11 Comments

From the American South to the West Bank: A Freedom Rider bears witness to human rights in Israel/Palestine

On November 15, Palestinian activists will attempt to board segregated Israeli settler public transport headed to occupied East Jerusalem in an act of civil disobedience inspired by the Freedom Riders of the US Civil Rights Movement. Fifty years after the … Continue reading

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Talk to Rep. Brian Baird before he leaves office in conference call sponsored by Ta’anit Tzedek – Jewish Fast For Gaza

When Congressman Brian Baird (D-Washington) announced last December that he would not be seeking another term, the cause of justice in Israel/Palestine lost one of its truly courageous advocates in Congress. Especially when you consider the face of the incoming … Continue reading

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‘When history speaks’ for Israel in the Times it leaves out the Palestinians

Rémi Brulin, an adjunct professor at New York University who is completing his dissertation entitled “The US Discourse on Terrorism Since 1945, and how The New York Times has Covered the Issue of Terrorism” (more here), sent us the following in … Continue reading

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Martin Indyk on the peace process: hoping against hope

A commenter on my blog asked me what I thought of Martin Indyk’s recent NY Times op-ed, in which he expresses a powerful optimism about the upcoming Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in Washington. My answer? Indyk’s article represents a picture-perfect example … Continue reading

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