A talk in the 1990s by a retired history professor who was a past president of the local synagogue made my jaw drop when he said that half the Jews in America and half in Israel are secular Jews, that there are synagogues in which the congregation doesn’t believe in a god, just culturally enjoys some of the holidays and rituals. But I’ve never got the impression that it stopped many of them from supporting the nationalistic occupation of Palestine. It somehow seems to be part of their identity. Except for that issue, they seem to be compassionate liberals.
Remember those in privileged groups responsible for inequities would never participate in such a tribunal. It would like delaying the Nuremburg trials until Nazis agreed to be on the deciding panel or waiting to get rid of apartheid until whites in South Africa decided change would be a good thing.
In Palestine we’re talking about Israel’s breaking international law for decades, enabled by the United States.
Insist that our media start balanced reporting so the public understands that Palestinian child has been killed by Israel every three days for the last 13 years. The United States government needs to wake up.