By Avigail Abarbanel
There's an expectation in Jewish groups world wide that every one Jews embody Zionism and supply unquestioning aid for Israel, wrong or right . Jewish identification and Zionism are generally and intentionally blurred. Jews who criticise Israel or query Zionism are frequently excluded, vilified and threatened. in the event that they exhibit sympathy for the plight of the Palestinian humans, they threat being branded as traitors and accused of assisting the enemies of Israel . past Tribal Loyalties is a distinct number of twenty-five own tales of Jewish peace activists from Australia, Canada, Israel, the uk and the USA. there's an age distinction of greater than fifty years among the oldest and the youngest contributor. The tales specialise in the advanced and extremely own trip that Jewish activists wade through to unfastened themselves from the carry of Zionist ideology and its requirement to aid all Israeli guidelines. Like many Jews, lots of the participants have been as soon as unquestioning supporters of Israel and Zionism. whatever occurred within the lifetime of every one of those remarkable people who triggered them to query and reconsider their knowing of the clash and their courting with Israel and the Palestinian humans. in lots of circumstances this trip concerned a reassessment of private values, trust platforms and id. past Tribal Loyalties seeks to find what allows Jewish peace activists to persist with via with this transformative trip and their activist paintings, regardless of fanatical and occasionally violent competition. this can be an inspiring e-book for someone who's drawn to the adventure of being a peace activist. It deals a clean and strange perspective at the Israeli-Palestinian clash, and is a distinct contribution in a box the place political research is usual, yet the place the non-public perspective is usually missing.