Black American solidarity with Palestinians is rising and testing longstanding ties to Jewish allies (AP News)

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    Black American solidarity with Palestinians is rising and testing longstanding ties to Jewish allies – By Noreen Nasir & Aaron Morrison (AP News) / Dec 17, 2023

    Cydney Wallace, a Black Jewish community activist, never felt compelled to travel to Israel, though “Next year in Jerusalem” was a constant refrain at her Chicago synagogue.

    The 39-year-old said she had plenty to focus on at home, where she frequently gives talks on addressing anti-Black sentiment in the American Jewish community and dismantling white supremacy in the U.S.

    “I know what I’m fighting for here,” she said.

    That all changed when she visited Israel and the West Bank at the invitation of a Palestinian American community organizer from Chicago’s south side, along with two dozen other Black Americans and Muslim, Jewish and Christian faith leaders

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