When the Jewish Defense League Assaulted Breira

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A fight breaks out with the JDL outside the Breira Conference in February 1977. Photo credit Bill Aron.
“The apparent resurgence of the Jewish Defense League (JDL) harkens back to a critical and transitional moment in the history of the American Jewish community.” Renowned educator and former Breira activist Peter Geffen reflects on his own experience with the extremist Jewish organization in 1977, and how the community landscape has changed in the interim. Read more here.  

Youth Voices from the J Street Conference

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Grace Gleason, AJPA Assistant Director, and Aliza Becker, AJPA Director, tabling at the 2017 J Street Conference.
It was the words of the young people — the main demographic of those interviewed at the American Jewish Peace Archive table — that most touched us at the recent J Street National Conference. Here are a few excerpts in response to the question: “How do you see the Israeli-Palestinian peace movement at this pivotal historical moment?” Read the interview excerpts here.