Leanne Gale

Leanne Gale is a Jewish feminist and anti-occupation activist based in Washington DC. She served as a New Israel Fund-Shatil Social Justice Fellow at Ir Amim (City of Peoples/City of Nations), an Israeli organization dedicated to building a more equitable and sustainable Jerusalem. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and a minor in Jewish Studies.

Hillary Clinton, Take Another Look at the American Jewish Community

November 14, 2015

In an open letter to Hillary Clinton, a Jewish activist calls out the Democratic presidential candidate over a recent article. Dear Secretary Clinton, I have faith that you want to stand with the Jewish people as we work toward peace with the Palestinians. But your recent article in The Forward...

The Everydayness of Occupation in Jerusalem

August 06, 2014

An American Jew’s take on the “eternally undivided capital.” I’ll never forget the man with the wooden rake. It was mid-afternoon on a Friday in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. A group of Israeli activists had gathered, along with local Palestinian residents, to protest the ongoing settlement activity and...