Last year I had the honor to deliver the annual David W. Belin Lecture in American Jewish Affairs at the University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.
In my talk, “Prisoners of Zion: American Jews, Human Rights, and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” I extended the story I told in Rooted Cosmopolitans, explaining what happened between American Jews and the human rights community from the 1970s onwards. That history can help make sense of both why the human rights community focuses so much on Israel and why American Jews largely ignore Palestinian human rights claims.
It’s out now, born digital online and as downloadable mini-book here. Please read and share!