Statement of Principles

On Questioning the Jewish State

Joseph Levine, a professor of philosophy and member of Jewish Voice for Peace in the US asks the questions it is taboo to raise: what does it mean to question Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state; what is it for a people to have a state “of their own”? He argues that “the very idea of a Jewish state is undemocratic” involving a violation of the self-determination rights of its non-Jewish citizens. […]