SMART MONITOR, NO. 1
TRACKING DEVELOPMENTS IN THE 'PROGRESSIVE ARENA'
Written By Daphna Kaufman
This product summarizes major developments that affect the positioning of Jewish and pro-Israel communities within the U.S. progressive left. It spans a two-week period, July 12 – July 25, and relies solely on open-source information.
This product is part of the ‘Grand Pivot of the Pro-Israel Network Project,’ for which the Reut Group received a grant from the Genesis foundation as part of “Speak Out for Israel,” a global initiative in honor of 2019 Laureate Robert Kraft to combat anti-Semitism and efforts to delegitimize Israel, both of which are on the rise again in confluence with the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Our key efforts in this context focus on navigating the rise of identity politics in the U.S. and mapping related implications for Jewish and pro-Israel community within the progressive movement.
Alongside this bi-weekly ‘smart monitoring’ product, in the upcoming months we will publish and promote policy papers that focus on engagement with anti-racist movements, addressing the challenge of the erosion of Israel’s bi-partisan support, and maintaining Jewish communal cohesion.
Delegitimization of Israel