We’ve told you that there are organizations where you can find your people, people who don’t see any contradiction between a commitment to social justice and a commitment to Israel. However, joining organizations such as J Street or New Israel Fund is viewed in some pro-Israel circles as an act of treason. Yet, perversely, membership in such groups does not pass muster with the more extreme elements on the left, where anything short of calling for the destruction of Israel constitutes a rejection of Palestinian rights.
The once-concentric circles of your Jewish community and your social justice community are now more like Venn diagrams with an ever-receding area of commonality.
Adam F. Wergeles, “A Letter to My Daughters in College”, Jewish Journal (1-7 April 2016), 12-13.