Author Archives: George Smith

About George Smith

I call myself a "Jew-in-law," since my wife is Jewish, our kids are both bar-mitzvahed, and we're active in the congregation though not religious. For me you'll have to add another species to your bestiary: Nakba Jew-in-law.

Israeli college with gov’t backing uses keffiyeh to promote itself as a global brand

A petition campaign by alumni of the United World Colleges seeks to bar that status for the Eastern Mediterranean United World College of Israel. EMUWC promotes itself with keffiyeh

Posted in Israel/Palestine | 5 Comments

Preparing for the best

On the need for a government-in-waiting for Israel/Palestine as a single democracy

Posted in Israel/Palestine | 20 Comments

Columbia, MO, mobilizes against Israeli assault on Gaza

The only way to end the rockets is to end the siege of Gaza

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Watching propaganda in a Missouri synagogue

‘It’s propaganda,’ I said (too loudly). ‘I paid $75 for this. You don’t pay for propaganda,’ the rabbi said (too loudly)

Posted in American Jewish Community, Israel Lobby, Israel/Palestine, Media, US Politics | 43 Comments