Harris-Gershon: Where did Jewry’s empathy go?

In this exclusive interview, David Harris-Gershon talks about why he defends empathy by Jews for Palestinians.

During the last Gaza war, Harris-Gershon wrote an article for Tikkun Daily that went viral, saying, “Empathizing with Gaza doesn’t make me anti-Semitic, pro-Hamas, or anti-Israel, it makes me human.” Months later, he doubled down by writing here on Jewschool.com, “Empathy for Palestinians makes me Jewish.” Harris-Gershon is uniquely qualified in this regard, since authoring his memoir What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife?.