On MLK Day, Recalling the Long History of Jewish-Black Solidarity

Every January, communities around the nation celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., that great American prophet of equality. But this year, MLK Day coincides auspiciously with the yahrzeit (anniversary of death) of another influential prophetic voice, that of Rabbi Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel. The two religious and moral leaders developed a…

Massad‘s Anti-Zionism IS Anti-Semitic

In his January 19 piece, “Is Anti-Zionism Really Anti-Semitism,” Dr. Massad asserts that “most [Arabs and Palestinians] understand Zionist logic perfectly well,” but Massad himself is clearly not among this purportedly enlightened body. Dr. Massad’s treatment of the question as to whether anti-Zionism constitutes anti-Semitism is built upon a faulty foundation that grossly miscomprehends and…