Keren Soffer Sharon, Mizrahi Resistance, Anti-Arab Racism, JFREJ, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice

We spoke with Keren Soffer Sharon about her work at Jews for Racial & Economic Justice [JFREJ], and broader Mizrahi Resistance. Soffer Sharon talks about building JFREJ’s first Mizrahi Caucus.

In our newest BDS Watch Watch segment, we talked about the Institutional Jewish community’s awkward attempts to talk “intersectionality” as a means of countering the growing BDS movement in North America. Finally, we gave shkoyachs to Jewish Voice for Peace’s anti-islamophobia Chanukah actions, and the two activists/academics who took the Toronto Star to task for questionable historical fluff pieces.

If you like this episode, listen to Episode 16: Mizrahi-Palestinian Solidarity with Sigal Samuel, in which we interview Sigal Samuel, the  Forward’s Opinion Editor about Mizrahi-Palestinian Solidarity, and the popularity of intersectionality in the North American Jewish press.

For other #BDSWatchWatch segments, check out our Short: BDSWatchWatch with Naomi Dann, Episode 10: #RememberThis, and Ain’t Gonna Work on Saturday!,and Episode 8: Indigenous Led Struggle Against Polluting the St Lawrence Rive, and the last time we’ll mention #elexn42.

Episode 11: Mizrahi Resistance and Anti Arab Racism – Show Notes


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BDS Watch Watch: Zionists and Intersectionality
JTA – Op-Ed: The Anti-Israel Trend You’ve Never Heard Of
CIJA – BDS and Campus Politics: A Bad Romance
CJN – New OISE Project Aims to Counter Academic Anti-Zionism

Shkoyach 1: Rebuttals to Toronto Star Article
Notes on Hypocrisy – Why is the Canadian media ignoring evidence of 1948 massacres?
Toronto Star – The Toronto man who saved Nazareth

Shkoyach 2: JVP’s Anti-Islamophobia Network
Treyf’s #WarOnChristmas
Salon – “We will not be silent”: American Jews hit the streets during Hanukkah to fight Islamophobia and racism
Jewish Voice for Peace – Network Against Islamophobia

Interview with Keren Sofer Sharon
JFREJ Website
Tikkun Daily – For Many Jews, Anti-Arab Racism Hits Home

Ashkenazi Homework
Ella Shohat
Moshe Behar
Sami Shalom-Chetrit
Karen Brodkin – How Jews Became White Folks
Kathy Wazana – They Were Promised the Sea
Jewish Multiracial Network