Israel is a pillar of contemporary Jewish life and communal politics. But it is increasingly a matter of bitter disagreement. Many Jews feel that a love of Israel is coming at the expense of human dignity for Palestinians. Might we imagine a way to account for both tribalist sentiment and universal values? My talk explores how the Palestinian struggle for equality and self-determination offers a unique opportunity to reconcile Jewish and universal values. I believe our own history paves the way for a communal ethic which allows for greater empathy towards the “other”.