Rebecca Vilkomerson

Rebecca Vilkomerson is the executive director of Jewish Voice for Peace.

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As one of two of the first Muslim-American women in Congress, Ilhan Omar is facing a specific set of demands and attacks. (Photo: Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
I'm Jewish, and I Find the Hypocrisy of Republican Islamophobes Hounding Ilhan Omar Breathtaking
Representative Ilhan Omar is facing censure in the House, brought in part by her own party leaders. She is also facing shockingly Islamophobic attacks calling her a terrorist, simply because she is a Muslim. And all the while, other congressional leaders are tweeting out unabashedly anti-Semitic...
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Change in Israel Will Only Come from Outside Pressure
Israel's recent election was a clarifying moment. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's appeal to Israelis' worst racist instincts worked. Between Netanyahu's declarations during the last week on the campaign trail that he has no interest in a peace agreement with Palestinians, and his horror at the...
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Monday, March 16, 2015
After Netanyahu's Speech, What's Next?
Almost two weeks have passed since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's intensely controversial address to Congress, but the dust has not yet settled. The response to the speech is a reflection of growing resentment toward Israeli policies and the power of its lobby in the U.S., but it is...
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