Making sense of Netanyahu’s U.S. trip.
Israel’s extremist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to the United States this week, at a time when more and more U.S. Jews are speaking out against Israeli apartheid.
In some ways, Netanyahu’s trip shows how isolated Israel’s ultra right-wing government has become. At the same time, it reveals how much material support he still has — and how much more work we still need to do to end U.S. support for Israeli apartheid.
Netanyahu might have had to fly all the way to San Francisco to meet with billionaire antisemite Elon Musk, but he still had an audience with the richest man in the world. And although President Biden declined to invite Netanyahu to the White House — a clear snub — he’s still meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
All out in New York: Netanyahu is not welcome.
This Friday, Netanyahu will be in New York, where he’ll be attempting to defend Israel’s brutal apartheid regime before the United Nations. JVP-New York City is turning out hundreds for a mass protest outside of the U.N. on the day of his speech with one clear message: Jews for Palestinian freedom say Netanyahu is not welcome here. If you’re in NYC, spread the word and join us! Info here.
Where do we go from here?
U.S. Jews from San Francisco to New York City are speaking out for Palestine this week. You’re also going to be hearing from groups who are opposed to Netanyahu — but not yet committed to Palestinian liberation.
Our task now is leveraging the sentiment around Netanyahu to bring those criticizing Israel for the first time into the Palestine solidarity movement. As the largest anti-Zionist Jewish organization in the world, JVP has a critical role to play in doing just that — and we have a plan to make it happen.
JVP is launching our new strategic plan next Wednesday, September 27. The plan will guide the future of our work to end U.S. complicity in Israeli apartheid — and it’s going to take all of us to put it into action.
Join us at the launch!