What has happened to the Forward? Lately that revered institution of American-Jewish life seems to have been serving as a platformto some radical leftist views. Take this letter from a group calling themselves JoC (Jews of Color), which appeared on 17 May. See my comment below:
‘We are a group of JOC in solidarity with Palestine who are organizing in partnership with JVP (Jewish Voice for Palestinians). For us, “Jews of Color” includes Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews, and other Jewish people, like Romaniote Jews, who are minoritized under white Ashkenazi-dominated Jewishness.
We share a commitment to the liberation of Palestine and an end to the occupation. We say “organizing in partnership with JVP,” rather than as JVP, because our work is distinct in that it centers racial justice, challenges Ashkenazi-centrism, and because we are autonomous from JVP even as we receive JVP support. ‘
My comment: it is a shame that these young Jews, unrepresentative of the great majority of the community, have allowed themselves to be co-opted into a pan-Arab imperialist narrative that whitewashes the plight of ‘colonised’ Mizrahi Jews
under Muslim domination, while spreading pseudo-colonial smears against ‘white’ Ashkenazi Jews. But then, even Stalinism had its fellow travellers and ‘useful