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Apr 29, 2018, 12:18 PM
Peaceful or Pestilent? An In-Depth Analysis of Hamas Protests in Gaza
We have seen many expressing outrage about the perception that Israel has been using live ammunition against peaceful protesters in Gaza. Chris Hayes, of MSNBC, spoke out on his April 4, 2018 broadcast of “All In with Chris Hayes,” to condemn...
Apr 27, 2018, 9:11 AM
BDS Is Anti-Semitic: A Response to the 2005 “Palestinian Civil Society Call for BDS”
The BDS movement was started in 2005 by Omar Barghouti, ironically, while he was a student attending Tel Aviv University. Clearly the apartheid that is claimed by Barghouti did not exist for him since he attended the university amongst...
Dec 18, 2017, 8:35 PM
The Apathy of Hollywood’s Jews
I’d originally planned to write about the historical apathy among Hollywood’s Jewish community toward Jewish suffering. I’d planned to write about how the majority of the Jewish community of Los Angeles said and did nothing while fellow Jews were...
Dec 6, 2017, 10:42 PM
Trump’s Jerusalem Statement: The Disingenuous Reason Behind It
I am a Zionist. I believe in the right to self-determination for Jews in our ancestral homeland and I recognize, as does Israel, that Jerusalem is the unified and eternal capital of the Jewish people. That said, I am highly...
Aug 21, 2017, 5:16 AM
Progressives must denounce their own anti-Semites
We recently saw a rally with torches lit as neo-Nazis and the KKK chanted and marched through Charlottesville, Virginia. Good people everywhere were horrified and recoiled in horror upon hearing the Unite the Right rally goers shouting, “Jews will...
Feb 5, 2017, 1:28 AM
Trump and the Jews: White Supremacy influences Holocaust Remembrance Day Statement
As many of us witnessed, the Trump White House failed the Jewish people on Holocaust Remembrance Day by excluding Jews and anti-Semitism from their official statement. When confronted with this, White House spokesperson Hope Hicks pointed to an article...
Jan 3, 2017, 11:04 PM
The Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Primer
There are some basic requirements to understanding this conflict, a conflict I’ve studied for over 35 years – and I still don’t know all there is to know. One basic requirement is studying the history of the region. It...
Dec 29, 2016, 8:48 AM
I was wrong about Barack Obama in 2012
Below I outline my feelings in 2008. I sent this to the Jewish newspapers in South Florida in an effort to wake people up to the dangers Obama represented to Israel. None of them published it. I voted against...
Dec 25, 2016, 8:12 AM
Barack Obama doesn’t care about Jewish people
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2334 on Israeli settlements is not about Israeli settlements at all. In a move that will go down in history as one of the biggest affronts against Jews ever made by a...
Sep 6, 2016, 8:59 AM
Westboro Baptist Synagogue
Once upon a time, the majority of Jews in America that I encountered were of a liberal mindset. They believed in doing good in the world. They believed in the civil rights movement. They believed in equality for the...
Debbie Hall is a writer and activist living in Los Angeles.