About this Blog

Unruly is an intersectional blog created and operated by members of the Jews of Color and Sephardi/Mizrahi (JOCSM) Caucus organized in partnership with Jewish Voice for Peace. Our focus is on racial justice issues in the United States, Palestine, Israel, and beyond. We feature news items, political analysis, essays, poetry, art, and video work that highlights the way oppressed people resist their dispossession.

We pay special attention the issues affecting Palestinians and JOCSM communities, because we see a direct link between these struggles. We seek to confront our role in US and Israeli settler-colonialism, as well as the way our histories have been buried and cut off from each other as a form of divide and conquer rule. We offer this platform as a space for building community and co-resistance.

The name Unruly is a play on the historical treatment of JOCSM as a “savage,” unpredictable, and unmanageable force in Israeli and white-dominated Jewish society. This was exemplified in Golda Meir’s notorious words after hearing the demands of the Israeli Black Panthers: “They’re not nice!”

This stigma is not unique to our struggle, and is an experience we share with many other oppressed people. Unruly is about rejecting the logics of control wielded against people of color around the world, and providing a space where we can connect our struggles.


Unruly Editorial Board

Co-Editor, Politics – Rebecca Pierce

Co-Editor, Arts – Danny Bryck



Mimouna: Sweets and Solidarity

This Saturday evening April 27th / 23 Nisan, as Passover comes to an end, the Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) Mizrahi/Sephardi Caucus will host a leftist community Mimouna in Brooklyn, NY. Mimouna is a North African Jewish tradition, in which families...

The Israeli Black Panthers Haggadah

Haggadah by Reuven Abergel English translation by Itamar Haritan In 1971, members of the Israeli Black Panthers, a group inspired by the US Black Panther Party and organizing against anti-Mizrahi racism in Israel, created the following Haggadah to share their...

Palestinian Prisoners Day: What do you know about Administrative Detention?

For Palestinian Prisoner's Day Unruly is sharing the following infographics produced by Palestinian prisoner advocacy group Addameer on the topic of indefinite administrative detention without charge in Israeli prisons. You can support Palestinian prisoners by joining...

Red Sea: April 2002

by Aurora Levins Morales Artwork by Ricardo Levins Morales This Passover, who reclines? Only the dead, their cupped hands filling slowly with the red wine of war. We are not free. The blood on the doorposts does not protect anyone. They say that other country over...