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Poetry
A TABLEAU OF ASPIRATION OR FRANKLIN SITTING ON THE SOLITARY GARDEN DECK CHAIR IN 1973’s A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING
“narcotized rage / is all the rage”
Momtaza Mehri May 28, 2021
Analysis
The Rise of the New Settler State
In Lod and other so-called “mixed” cities, recent violence stems in part from the presence of religious Zionist groups that have transposed the settler movement’s methods back inside the Green Line.
Joshua Leifer May 27, 2021
Analysis
A Closer Look at the ‘Uptick’ in Antisemitism
The ADL is reporting a surge in antisemitic incidents. But confirming a spike in hate crimes is a notoriously difficult task.
Mari Cohen May 27, 2021
Review
The End of the World as We Know It
Three recent books reveal the potential—and the limits—of apocalyptic thinking.
Dan Sinykin May 26, 2021
Report
Days Before Approving Humanitarian Aid to Gaza, State Department Agreed to Contentious Bomb Sale to Israel
Days after progressive legislators attempted to block the sale, the administration quietly granted the export license.
Alex Kane May 25, 2021
Comic
The Haircut
The author reflects on the experience of giving her grandparents haircuts amid the pandemic.
Kayla Ginsburg May 24, 2021
Conversation
The TikTok Generation Takes to the Streets of Jerusalem
Fayrouz Sharqawi, director of the Jerusalem-based organization Grassroots Al-Quds, discusses emerging forms of mobilization across Palestine.
Dana El Kurd May 21, 2021
From the Newsletter
Dispatch From a Mixed City
Violence in Israel’s Jewish–Arab cities is an attack on the already fragile fabric of joint life.
Matan Kaminer May 20, 2021
Podcast
Listen: Organizing Jews & How To Talk to Your Family
Jewish Currents staff discuss whether it’s worthwhile to focus on changing Jewish American public opinion on Israel/Palestine. Plus: How to talk to your family.
Jewish Currents May 20, 2021
Report
Progressive Legislators to Introduce Resolution Blocking Bomb Sale to Israel
The resolution is a rebuke of the Biden administration’s Middle East policy, and a stark signal of progressive Democrats’ anger over Israel’s punishing assault on Gaza.
Alex Kane May 19, 2021
From the Newsletter
Contextualizing the Crisis in Israel/Palestine
A selection of our articles from the past few years.
The Editors May 18, 2021
Essay
The Nakba Demands Justice
Reckoning with the ongoing Palestinian catastrophe means giving the land back.
Kaleem Hawa May 14, 2021
From the Newsletter
“They Have Never Lived One Day of Freedom”
An interview with Rep. Betty McCollum, author of a bill that would restrict US military aid in support of the occupation.
Alex Kane May 14, 2021
Analysis
A Guide to the Current Crisis in Israel/Palestine
We asked our readers what they needed to know about the situation in Israel/Palestine. Our staff is compiling a developing set of answers to the most commonly asked questions.
Mari Cohen, Joshua Leifer, and Alex Kane May 13, 2021
History
What We Did: How the Jewish Communist Left Failed the Palestinian Cause
A reckoning with the events of 1948, when the American Jewish Communist left—and the magazine that later became Jewish Currents—abandoned the idea of a single state in Palestine with equal rights for all.
Dorothy M. Zellner May 12, 2021
Essay
Teshuvah: A Jewish Case for Palestinian Refugee Return
Given our history, how can Jews deny another people the right to return to their homeland?
Peter Beinart May 11, 2021
Conversation
Portrait of a Siege
Jehad al-Saftawi’s photographs in My Gaza make up an intimate archive of daily life amid destruction.
Lakshmi Padmanabhan May 10, 2021
Analysis
France’s “Sarah Halimi Law” Won’t Combat Antisemitism
In France, Jewish suffering has become the excuse for a “tough on crime” politics that endangers marginalized groups while doing nothing to protect Jews.
Jacob Hamburger May 7, 2021
Report
J Street Goes on Offense, Carefully
For the first time, the liberal Jewish lobby is placing advocacy for restricting military aid to Israel front and center.
Mari Cohen May 5, 2021
Review
Lost and Unfounded
Will Kafka’s work survive the distorted representations made in his name?
Judith Butler May 3, 2021
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor: How Not to Fight Antisemitism
Readers respond to the editors’ responsa on trends in left strategies for fighting antisemitism and building power.
Jewish Currents April 30, 2021
Poetry
Refusal to Mourn
On loss
Andrea Cohen April 30, 2021
Analysis
The Anti-Trans Lobby’s Real Agenda
A new wave of legislation seeks to enshrine an evangelical understanding of the gender binary and exclude transness from the public sphere.
Jules Gill-Peterson April 27, 2021
Report
What Happened to IfNotNow?
The close of the Trump era finds the millennial anti-occupation group at a crossroads.
Aaron Freedman April 26, 2021
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