It’s from a position of doubly-guaranteed safety that we are demanding that an oppressed people protect our feelings.
Batya Ungar-Sargon"As we demand sensitivity to our history from people of color, what are we doing to make sure that their bodies are safe from the bullets of cops and the cells of Rikers Island and pollsters in Georgia turning them away from voting booths?" My latest
Batya Ungar-Sargon"Is it really the Jewish community’s role to abandon the most vulnerable in our society & denounce their leaders to police a discourse about another country that we, too, find fault with?" My latest, on @marclamonthill, @TamikaDMallory & Angela Davis
On Sunday, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) tweeted about the upsurge of Muslim immigration to Europe by citing the growing electoral popularity of Dutch right-winger Geert Wilders. Here’s what he tweeted:
Batya Ungar-SargonWow big kudos to @benshapiro for updating an article about @SteveKingIA and changing his mind with the new evidence that's come to light. This is really hard to do and I admire Ben for his honesty.
Surely Davis’s stance on human rights under communist regimes alone should be disqualifying.
Batya Ungar-Sargon"Progressives dismayed by the un-honoring of Davis would do well to rethink their position," writes @CathyYoung63. "Apart from her embrace of convicted terrorist Rasmea Odeh Davis has a history that makes her a dubious candidate for a human rights award."
Even if no Jewish groups had intervened in the BCRI situation, the stage had already long been set to deny Davis
Batya Ungar-Sargon"For those of us wondering where the Jewish community fits into the broader struggle for justice, it can be right next to towering figures like Davis, if we choose to hear her call to reject white supremacy," writes the brilliant @aptly_engineerd
Angela Y. Davis on the cancellation of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award: “Although the BCRI refused my requests to reveal the substantive reasons fo…
Batya Ungar-SargonR Avraham Yehoshua Heschel is turning over in his grave. We Jews need to stop being the face of tearing down black people, or anyone person of color who supports Palestinians. This was NOT DONE IN MY NAME.
We know that protecting Jews does not mean legislating away the right to free speech, but enforcing those rights at all cost.
Batya Ungar-Sargon"@marcorubio and the @GOP are trying to force a choice: Support our unconstitutional bill or be branded anti-Semitic. It’s a false dichotomy, brilliantly set up by a cynical GOP to distract and score points with their Evangelical base. Don’t fall for it."
Complaints of sexual harassment and pay disparity by former campaign staffers, which have gone unaddressed by the Vermont senator, could hinder a second presidential run.
Batya Ungar-Sargon"Ms. Davis said that she was originally paid about $2,400 a month as a senior staff member and saw in the campaign’s records that a younger man who was originally supposed to report to her made $5,000 a month."
Ms. Omar, Democrat of Minnesota, says America is not the golden land she learned about as a Somali refugee. “I wasn’t comfortable with that hypocrisy.”
Batya Ungar-SargonYo @nytimes, @IlhanMN is not "making Jewish leaders nervous" bc she supports BDS but bc she made an anti-Semitic comment about Israel and ignored activists and Jewish journalists who tried to ask about it - which your reporter didn't in this puff piece.
Protesters say they will protest every week until the business is shut down.
Batya Ungar-SargonBritish-style anti-Semitism seems to be blossoming in Cali. A group of Oakland people want to ethnically cleanse the Mission District neighborhood in San Francisco of (((Zionists)))
Birthright’s directors and staff may not realize it, but there’s a real choice here: Are proud, boisterous, passionate Jews a failure or a success?
Batya Ungar-SargonExcellent @RaffiMagarik: "@birthright has a very real choice here: Are proud, boisterous, passionate Jews a failure or a success? You can revitalize American Jewry or secure support for an ultra-nationalist regime. You can't have both."
Birthright has included a ban on “hijakck(ing) a discussion” in the contract participants are required to sign.
Batya Ungar-SargonA new clause in the @birthright contract participants sign includes a ban on "any attempt to.. hijack a discussion or create an unwarranted provocation violate Taglit-Birthright’s founding principles.”
Who the hell would want to go on such a trip? smdh
As we honor those who taught us, we must also challenge them when they stray from the path of fighting for justice.
Batya Ungar-SargonThe only thing you need to read about Alice Walker, by Jewish leader @aptly_engineerd: "These conspiracy theories are in fact a critical point where Black and Jewish struggles are deeply linked, and are just one modern manifestation of white supremacy."
For decades, AIPAC has sponsored trips to Israel for new members of Congress. Rep.-elect Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian-American, is planning an alternative.
Batya Ungar-SargonBig SCOOP from @alexbkane: @RashidaTlaib will not be going on @AIPAC's trip to Israel. Instead, she'll lead her own trip to the West Bank "to humanize Palestinians, provide an alternative pov to the one AIPAC pushes, & highlight the inherent inequality."
I take seriously the voices of so many Jewish brothers and sisters, who have interpreted my remarks as a call to or endorsement of violence.
Batya Ungar-SargonThank you, @marclamonthill for this:
"Rather than hearing a political solution, many heard a dog-whistle that conjured a long and deep history of violence against Jewish people. For that, I am deeply sorry."
Powerful in some senses yet vulnerable in others, Sarsour is a lot like the community she has offended.
Batya Ungar-Sargon"Like @lsarsour, American Jews fail to understand the amount of influence we have, even over the left. Despite fears that the left is no longer hospitable to Jews, our concerns are, in fact, being addressed. @womensmarch is a case in point." My latest
When you go out of your way to make statements that trigger epigenetic trauma in an entire community, it’s wrong to lay the blame elsewhere.
Batya Ungar-Sargon"Sarsour's statement reinforces a tragic reality: The Women’s March has positioned itself in an oppositional relationship with the Jewish community," writes opinion editor @bungarsargon.
On Friday, Batya Ungar-Sargon, opinion editor of the Left-wing Jewish publication The Forward, tweeted her disappointment at the behavior of Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour.
Batya Ungar-SargonThoughts on this piece @benshapiro wrote about my tweet re Linda Sarsour & my article about Ilhan Omar which you can read here https://t.co/z1yBrsrmuP: (1) I'm honored that Ben decided to devote time to this and respectfully disagree. I mean that for real. Olam Chessed Yibaneh.