“And while racism informs our foreign and domestic policy, it is not the driving force any more than patriarchy or religious intolerance. Big topics somewhat difficult to discuss in the Mondoweiss comments section.”
Insofar as these topics cannot be seriously discussed in the MW comments section, there will also be a lack of pragmatic political action regarding Israel/Palestine. That would entail focusing, as you persistently do, on USFP which underlies the rational support of Israel by our ruling class. Instead, enormous effort is expended on trying to prove that support for Israel is somehow not in U.S. “interest.”
That’s basically why (although I find MW informative in many ways and extremely valuable on that level), I no longer take it very seriously as a political force; I can say pretty much the same thing for JVP and the various “Jewish values” groups that are popping up. In the #neverTrump era, they’ve joined with the progressives, and keep safely within the agenda of the Democratic Party, which is simply to get the Presidency back (for the “respectable” ruling class).
It’s no longer respectable for many liberals to support the criminalization of BDS. That’s as far as they will go. Is this the best that the “movement” can do?
Beyond that, to get back to my initial comment, the emphasis on support for “anti-racism” is just insipid. Good liberal Jews in my community who have no interest in the Palestinians are proclaiming their “anti-racism” right and left. See “Bend the Arc.”