Latest Issue

J Street’s moment

It may not seem like it, but America's Jews are growing tired of Israel's wars. And now they have a new lobby to voice their dissent

By Antony Lerman   February 2009

Discuss this piece at First Drafts, Prospect’s blog

There were Jewish opponets to the war in Gaza. Yet the main body of Jewish opinion still backs Israel with few qualms, while there is little evidence that the protest letters, demo placards and signed adverts have been remotely heeded. Is Jewish dissent, therefore, a lost cause? Not quite.

In Britain, the number of Jewish groups opposing Israel’s policies towards the Palestinians has grown in recent years. They increasingly draw support from mainstream Jews, and provoke reaction from the Jewish establishment. In February 2007 the launch of Independent Jewish Voices, a group…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect