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The Reading List: Princeton Students Are Pro-Hummus Choice

Sabra Hummus’s parent company supports the IDF, so some pro-BDS students at Princeton want alternative Middle Eastern dips at the dining hall. This makes me doubt these students’ sincerity, because if they really cared about the Middle East, they’d know the value of a good hummus. I mean, have they tasted Sabra’s competition? [The Daily Princetonian]

Meanwhile, a blogger criticizes one liberal Zionist group for excluding JVP — another liberal group — from the Jewish communal table. [The Magnes Zionist]

David AM Wilensky, NV editor, has a Jeff Goldberg moment with the TSA. [The Reform Shuckle]

The YU Maccabeats spread some holiday cheer (also in the video above). [Leftover Cholent]

Students drove the social media content at the GA, right? Not so fast. [Jewlicious]

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6 Older Responses to “The Reading List: Princeton Students Are Pro-Hummus Choice”

  1. Elke Weiss
    November 29, 2010 at 2:19 pm #

    May I ask how Jewish Voices for Peace are a Zionist group when on their own FAQs, they say

    “Q: Are you Zionist, anti-Zionist, post-Zionist or something else?
    A: JVP is an organization with a wide spectrum of ideological diversity. Our members hold a wide variety of views on many issues involved in the Israel-Palestine conflict. This diversity has been a great source of strength for JVP. The organization welcomes people from many different political points of view, asking only that they hold to our core principles. Those political points of connection include the following”

  2. Jesse Bacon
    November 30, 2010 at 2:08 am #

    Elke, Ben called jvp liberal, not liberal Zionist. Jeremiah Haber’s point was that a group calling itself liberal should not be deciding who is and isn’t a legitimate Jewish group, an activity Jewish Voice for Peace does not engage in. Jvp welcomes all who are committed to human rights and equality, regardless of how they identify.

  3. Ken
    November 30, 2010 at 9:58 am #

    As a former chair of the Jewish Student Press Service, the sponsor of New Voices, I am continually pleased that so many years later Jewish students still have this resource. While Jerry Haber criticizes (and misunderstands) one part of my article, he ignores my other major point. To see the entire article as it appeared in the Forward, click here http://www.forward.com/articles/133405/. I am a bog fan of hearing both sides of the story.

  4. Ben Sales
    November 30, 2010 at 1:13 pm #

    Jesse,

    Elke’s comment was accurate. In the original version of the post I mistakenly called JVP Zionist. I fixed it after her comment.

  5. Jesse Bacon
    November 30, 2010 at 8:05 pm #

    Thanks, Ben. Thanks for quoting us accurately Elke.

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