Here’s the danger yet again of Israel = Jews. These ppl don’t care if a Jew is ZOA or JVP. It’s why many Jewish orgs unintentionally put anti-Zionist Jews in harms way by leaving them out of the tent when dealing with antisemitism. jta.org/quick-reads/fb…
We need to reframe the conversation to Antisemitism = anti-Jewish. Yes, I believe anti-Zionism can become antisemitic on the left. BUT there are plenty of Jews & orgs that are complicit on right-wing antisemitism in the same way as anti-Zionist Jews & they still sit at the table.
My point is antisemitism is a Jewish problem no matter geo-political ideology. If any clarity we should internalize from the Tr*mp era is that pro-Israel is not the same as good for Jews. The Jewish cmty tent should include all affected by antisemitism & end our own litmus tests.
The second half of this is to then create a space that is safe to talk about antisemitism and how it manifests on the right and left - and the Israel of it all.
The third part is while we struggle to address antisemitism in a way that safeguards all Jews it leaves justice for Palestinians out of it all at the end of the day and for many Jews including myself that goes against my Jewish values.

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Domestic violence & abuse doesn’t live in a vacuum. It happens and at a higher rate in the LGBTQ+ cmty. My therapist showed this wheel. It helped me understand how my own experience was deeply rooted in power & control. I want to help others by sharing it won’t be everything.
1.) You don’t deserve to be abused NO MATTER WHAT. They’ll gaslight you, manipulate, and feed off of your own insecurities & fears. This is how the cycle continues on & on. I was diagnosed w ADHD this summer but feel this piece is helpful for anyone.
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