Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace
Iraq War and Israel
The Iraq war had many effects on Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. The articles below explore some of the issues and consequences raised by the US-led War in Iraq.
- On Rescuing Private Lynch and Forgetting Rachel Corrie
By Naomi Klein, The Guardian, May 22, 2003
Klein contrasts the sad differences in the ways in which Private Jessica Lynch and activist Rachel Corrie have been treated by the US media, government and public. While Lynch has been treated as a hero, Corrie's tragic death has been ignored and forgotten.
- Iraq, Israel, and the Jews
By Stephen Zunes, Tikkun, March/April 2003
Professor Stephen Zunes presents a very detailed and insightful analysis of why the oft-heard case that the invasion of Iraq is a war for Israel advanced by powerful American Jewish interests is deeply flawed. He argues that the war is being promoted to advance the interests of the administration buddies in the oil and defense interests, not "for the Jews."
- Divide Among Jews Leads to Silence on Iraq War
by Laurie Goodstien, New York Times, March 15, 2003
This New York Times news story reports on the deep divisions among American Jews over whether to support the Iraq War. As a result most of the major American Jewish organizations have remained relatively silent on the issue.
- The Protesters: Right for the Wrong Reasons
by Amos Oz, New York Times, February 19, 2003
Oz, a prominent Israel novelist and peace advocate, argues that the United States is about to make a dangerous mistake by invading Iraq.
- After Iraq: The Plan to Remake the Middle East
by Nicholas Lehman, New Yorker, February 17, 2003
Lehman describes in details the plans of some of the Bush administration policy-makers to remake the Middle East. They seem to be more interested in democratizing the region and defeating terrorist organization, than advancing the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.