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Analysis
For the Biden Administration, There Are No Red Lines On Israel
At the J Street Conference this past weekend, Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivered a speech fit for AIPAC.
Peter Beinart December 6, 2022
Poetry
Hinotama
“The women were coyotes / in the early hours of night // blood already forming / on their teeth”
Brandon Shimoda December 2, 2022
Newsletter
Black Hebrew Israelites in the Spotlight
The journalist Sam Kestenbaum on the history of the religious tradition embraced by Kyrie Irving and Kanye West.
Mari Cohen December 1, 2022
Newsletter
What the FBI’s Investigation of Shireen Abu Akleh’s Killing Won’t Resolve
The probe is the first by a US agency into the death of the Palestinian American journalist.
Alex Kane November 29, 2022
Review
The Prophet with Eyes
In Olga Tokarczuk’s The Books of Jacob, based on the real life of a self-proclaimed Jewish messiah in 18th-century Poland, theological energy competes with the liberal novel’s finely wrought machinery.
Raphael Magarik November 28, 2022
Newsletter
“Twitter Has Been a Lifeline”
Elon Musk’s takeover of the site could destroy a valuable avenue for Palestinian activism.
Mari Cohen November 22, 2022
Fiction
Nectarines
“When we asked my grandfather what had happened, he spat out that the person we’d just met was not Andrea Perlitzer. Not his Andrea Perlitzer.”
Joseph Eichner November 21, 2022
Review
Attention Must Be Paid
Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt expects us to shed fresh tears at a worn out conclusion.
Alisa Solomon November 18, 2022
Art
Under the Hood
A sanitized Philip Guston retrospective tries so hard not to offend that it skirts around the most interesting aspect of Guston’s work: his meditations on the American Jewish relationship to anti-Black violence.
Zoé Samudzi November 16, 2022
Newsletter
AIPAC Spent Big to Defeat Progressives This Election Cycle
The lobbying group’s $28.5 million blitz could make Democrats think twice about criticizing Israel.
Alex Kane November 15, 2022
Art Reportage
Faces of Flight
Ukrainian refugees in Israel cannot be reduced to any single narrative.
Anna Lukashevsky November 14, 2022
Newsletter
Four Takeaways From the 2022 Midterms
What do election results mean for Israel/Palestine policy, youth politics, policing, and reproductive justice?
Alex Kane, Matthew Miles Goodrich, Akela Lacy, and Amy Littlefield November 10, 2022
Review
A Pantomimed Reckoning
Forty years after the catastrophic invasion of Lebanon, the films of Israel’s “Lebanon Trilogy”—often understood as works of “anti-war cinema”—appear instead as efforts to sidestep accountability.
Hazem Fahmy November 10, 2022
Analysis
Israel’s Ascendant Far Right Can’t Be Understood by Analogy
In other countries, the right clashes with the center over the basic nature of the state—but Israel’s Itamar Ben-Gvir and his rivals are on the same page about ethnocracy.
Peter Beinart November 7, 2022
Poetry
Language: Replete with Transformative Monsters
“language not assembled embitterment / or ruse / or disjunctive gesture / but alive”
Will Alexander November 4, 2022
Newsletter
The Power and Limits of Israeli Dissident Cinema
The Other Israel Film Festival highlights state violence past and present, but can films funded by the government ever truly hold it to account?
Mitchell Abidor November 3, 2022
Newsletter
ACLU Asks Supreme Court to Take Up Right to Boycott
If the top court does hear the case, it would lead to an unprecedented ruling on whether anti-boycott laws violate the First Amendment.
Alex Kane November 1, 2022
Essay
Understanding Apartheid
Embracing a radical critique of Israeli apartheid is a precondition for bringing it to a just end.
Noura Erakat and John Reynolds November 1, 2022
Analysis
Progressive Groups Need a New Approach to Fighting AIPAC
Unless left-wing groups band together, Congress will grow even more hostile to Palestinian rights and other progressive priorities.
Peter Beinart October 31, 2022
Newsletter
“They’re Destroying Our Support Networks”
Under the guise of Covid protections, prisoners are denied family visits, yet forced to work through outbreaks.
Christopher Blackwell October 27, 2022
Newsletter
When Is Violence “Terrorism”?
The use of the term to condemn Palestinian armed struggle raises questions about who gets to define it.
Alex Kane October 25, 2022
Essay
Point of No Return
Palestinians cannot turn back the hands of time. But we might still imagine a world beyond exile.
Dylan Saba October 24, 2022
Poetry
Everyday People
“Everyday people do impossible things / Bury their child on a warm / Spring day then make / A fresh pot of coffee”
Ana Božičević October 21, 2022
Newsletter
The Legal Offensive on the Right to Strike
With a new Supreme Court case, employers are seeking to curb labor’s growing assertiveness on the shop floor.
Aparna Gopalan October 20, 2022
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