‘That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow’

File:Babylonian Talmud, Seder Zera’im

With this quotation from the Talmud, Commonweal for a nonviolent world starts an interview with Arthur Goodman, JJP’s long-time Diplomatic and Parliamentary Liaison Officer. The interview covers a wide range of subjects, including the quotation from Rabbi Jeffrey Newman “Without Justice for the Palestinians, there is no,hope for Israel” which prefaces the About Us section in the JJP website, what JJP does to advance the cause of Palestinian rights, and the current political climate in which accusations of antisemitism are used to repress criticism of Israel. Arthur also talks about why he joined JJP and what Judaism means to him. (more…)

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