Tensions Grow Among U.S. Jews over Israel

Ori Nir, vice-president of public affairs for the liberal Zionist peace group, Americans for Peace Now, talks about tensions within the U.S. Jewish community over Israel. An Israeli journalist for 24 years, Nir says the frenzy of legislation coming out of the new right-wing government in Israel reflects how the anti-democratic nature of the Israeli Occupation of Palestine is now seeping into Israel, with right-wing extremists seeking to permanently entrench the Occupation and make it impossible for future governments to end it. The assault on democracy and religious pluralism in Israeli is leading more U.S Jewish leaders to speak out against the government there.


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