Articles by Joel Doerfler

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An Answer to the Question, ‘Why Do You Care so much about Palestine/Israel?’
Joel Doerfler | Mondoweiss – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jun 2019

Had I been a staunch defender of Israel the student probably wouldn’t have found my emotional investment surprising. Especially since I was avowedly Jewish it would have seemed to him “normal” for me to be teaching a class extolling Zionism and Israel. But what could be driving a Jew to invest so much critical energy in the subject? It was an honest question.

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