Author Archives: Sylvia Schwarz

How long can Israel depend on Mizrahi docile loyalty? Smadar Lavie asks in new book

Smadar Lavie’s new book, Wrapped in the Flag of Israel, shines a light on intra-Jewish racism in Israel. Largely unrecognized by diaspora Jewry, discrimination against the majority Mizrahim (Arab Jews) has the effect of blunting progressive movements in the country, though the Mizrahim have failed to make common cause with Palestinians

Posted in Israel/Palestine | 99 Comments

‘NYT’ crossword puzzle

Wednesday, 7/18, 34 Down: U.S. ally whose capital has the letters U-S-A in the middle of the name: Abbr.  Argggg. I can’t even do crossword puzzles without misinformation and propaganda.

Posted in Israel Lobby, Israel/Palestine, Media | 16 Comments

Judge rules against Minnesota ‘Break the Bonds’ campaign

Minnesota Break the Bonds Campaign loses a lawsuit to divest their state bonds from Israel, despite having a black and white case with state investment statues in their favor.

Posted in Activism, American Jewish Community, BDS, Israel Lobby, US Policy in the Middle East, US Politics | 50 Comments

Musings on Post-Apartheid Israel

With models from South Africa to Jim Crow, Sylvia Schwarz muses over the aesthetics of a post-apartheid Israel/Palestine.

Posted in Activism, American Jewish Community, BDS, Israel/Palestine, Occupation, US Policy in the Middle East, US Politics | 45 Comments