Israeli society has taken a hard turn to the right. Recent polling data shows a gross rise in racist attitudes toward Palestinians and a disturbing level of comfort with inequity in the form of occupation and/or apartheid.
Those of us who are ideologically or emotionally tied to this place and the people here should be unsettled. Anyone with a stake in economic and social justice, as well as human rights and equality ought to be waking up right about now. This call is certainly not limited to the Jewish communities of the world, but it is, in part, addressed to us.