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POSTPONED: Film salon: “Israelism”

October 15 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm EDT

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Israel is central to the political and cultural life of the U.S. American Jewish community. But it has also become a deeply divisive subject, as painful generational cracks have emerged within the Jewish community over the Israel-Palestine conflict, inspiring argument, protest and even censorship.

Focusing on the stories of two young U.S. citizens raised to defend Israel at all costs, “Israelism” traces their awakening to Israel’s dehumanization of Palestinians and the ongoing violence of the occupation. The film explores the past, present, and future of the relationship between U.S. American Jews and Israel, as growing numbers question whether support for Israel should condition and define their Jewish identity. Featuring a range of U.S. American Jewish thinkers, community leaders and activists, “Israelism” asks how and why Israel became the cornerstone of U.S. American Judaism, what the consequences have been, and what will happen as divisions continue to grow.

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