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A Zioness Take on Zionism

For civil rights attorney Amanda Berman, co-founder of the Zioness Movement, now is the moment for Zionists to confront anti-Zionist sentiments in the progressive movement. In these Defining Zionism clips, she expands on Zioness, why she believes too many potential social justice activists are staying home instead of participating in progressive causes, and how she hopes to grow and work with progressive leaders to increase participation of Zionists in the push for social justice.

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Join Amanda Berman as she discusses the following topics:


Meet a Zioness | Defining Zionism: Amanda Berman
Meet a Zioness

Amanda Berman speaks about why she got involved in creating Zioness to claim space for Zionist progressives.

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Launching the Zioness Movement | Defining Zionism: Amanda Berman
Launching the Zioness Movement

Zioness, says Berman, is for anyone who feels alienated and marginalized from the progressive left on issues they care about because of their Jewish and Zionist identities.

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Facing Critics: From the Far-Right and Far-Left | Defining Zionism: Amanda Berman
Facing Critics: From the Far-Right and Far-Left

Responses to the creation of the Zioness Movement have been varied, from progressive Jews, as well as far-left anti-Semites and neo-Nazis.

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Progressive Zionists vs. Zionesses | Defining Zionism: LA
Progressive Zionists vs. Zionesses

There is no difference between a progressive Zionist and a Zioness, says Berman.

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What's next for Zioness?  | Defining Zionism: Amanda Berman
What's next for Zioness?

“We’re still exploring our role,". That means refining policy positions, and learning from progressive Jewish leaders about patience and tactics.


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What Makes Zioness Unique? | Defining Zionism: LA
What Makes Zioness Unique?

Berman says the Zioness movement is creating a way to challenge the assumption that Zionists don’t belong in progressive movements.


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