the story of maya edery

JVP member Maya Edery shares her journey away from Zionism and toward support for Palestinian liberation — a journey that more and more Jews are embarking on, in part thanks to Maya herself!
In this interview, Maya discusses how her family’s history of oppression — as Ashkenazi Jews in Auschwitz and as Moroccan Jews experiencing state violence in Israel — has informed how she views oppression and resistance to oppression. She describes the kind of Zionist propaganda instilled in her while she was growing up and remembers her moments of revelation about Palestine. Finally, she talks about her responsibility to support the BDS movement as well as to challenge Zionism and white supremacy in Jewish communities, despite the accusations of antisemitism weaponized against those who do so.