Posts Tagged ‘Israel’

Interview With Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy (GRIID), 1/31/13

Here is my recent interview in Grand Rapids, MI, with Jeff Smith of Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy (GRIID). In this 37 minute discussion, we discuss the difference between White Supremacy and racism, the failure or limitations of diversity training, gentrification, Israel/Palestine and the future of the Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions campaign, the importance of doing intersectional [...]

Tim Wise Statement in Support of Israel Boycott/Sanctions/Divestment – 2012

Here I lend my voice in support of the Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, having been approached to do so by students at the University of Regina, in Canada. As an anti-Zionist Jew I feel morally compelled to support this effort. Though this is just a simple statement of support, I explain my views on [...]

“Why Can’t They Just Say Stop It?” Reflections on Terror and the Cycle of Indifference

I knew it was a conversation that at some point I would have to indulge; and last night, amid commemorative news coverage of the events of September 11, 2001, it became apparent that the time had come. Although I had previously discussed the events of that day and the aftermath of those events with our [...]

An Open Letter to the Des Moines Jewish Community: Racism, Faux Anti-Semitism and the Fraud of Zionism

[This is an open letter that I penned to the Jewish community of Des Moines, IA, in January, 2003, after the Director of the Jewish Federation there managed to get me banned from the city's annual MLK Day Celebration, because of my criticisms of Israel and Zionism more broadly. As a long-time anti-Zionist Jew (and [...]