Women Activists: A Dialogue Across Generations

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Reena Bernards, Batya Kallus (Betsy Cohen), and Clare Kinberg, former leaders of New Jewish Agenda (1980-92), a multi-issue “Jewish voice on the left and leftist voice in the Jewish community,” discuss gender parity challenges in their Middle East peace work. Helen Bennett and Ilana Lerman, organizers with the anti-occupation group IfNotNow (2014- present), relate how the Jewish social justice movement has evolved since Agenda.

Reflections on Breira

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Three former leaders of Breira (1973-77), the first national Jewish peace group to endorse the concept of two states and negotiations with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), reminisce about their successes and challenges. The conversation between founding Board Member John Ruskay, founding Executive Director Bob Loeb, and Publications Director Arthur Samuelson includes a discussion about the tension that developed between their advocacy for open dialogue about Diaspora-Israel relations and their activism on behalf of a specific political agenda.