Authors / Alex Kane

Alex Kane is a senior reporter for Jewish Currents.

Newsletter
A Brooklyn Rally Against Antisemitism Offers Right-Wing Solutions
After a Jewish man was attacked for wearing an IDF hoodie, demonstrators responded with calls for more cops.
Alex Kane January 5, 2022
Newsletter
Desmond Tutu’s Lifelong Struggle Against Apartheid
South Africa’s moral leader frequently clashed with Israel and the American Jewish establishment.
Alex Kane December 29, 2021
Newsletter
AIPAC’s New PACs Signal a Strategic Shift
Washington’s flagship Israel lobby is turning to a more explicit fundraising model.
Alex Kane December 22, 2021
Newsletter
Middle East Studies Association Votes to Consider Endorsing BDS
An endorsement of the BDS movement would be another indicator of just how much Israel’s apartheid system disquiets academia in the US.
Alex Kane December 9, 2021
Report
Jamaal Bowman’s Trip to Israel Sparks Debate in DSA Over Electoral Strategy
The congressman’s divergence from DSA’s line on Israel/Palestine has led the socialist group to reexamine its approach to endorsements.
Alex Kane December 7, 2021
Report
George Washington University Employees Offered Support to Palestinian Students. Now They Say They’re Paying the Price.
After criticizing “Israeli apartheid” and offering a processing space to Palestinian students in June, a campus office has been prevented from serving its regular functions, according to a civil rights complaint.
Alex Kane November 16, 2021
Conversation
“I Campaigned on Right, Not on Fear”
If he loses due to his support for BDS, Florida congressional candidate Omari Hardy says his “conscience will be clear.”
Alex Kane October 25, 2021
Feature
Ritchie Torres Is the Future of “Pro-Israel” Politics
While lawmakers of color have challenged the Democratic consensus on Israel, the Bronx congressman has become a powerful voice for upholding the status quo.
Alex Kane October 18, 2021
Report
Philanthropist Michael Leven Donated to Canary Mission Blacklist
The revelation makes him the third major American Jewish funder associated with the project.
Abby Seitz and Alex Kane October 14, 2021
Report
Sanders Pushes Gaza Aid in Exchange for “Yes” Vote on Iron Dome Funds
The Senate’s most prominent Israel critic will join the rest of the Democratic caucus in voting for aid for the anti-missile system.
Alex Kane October 7, 2021
Analysis
A Guide to the Fight Over Iron Dome Funding
We answer readers’ questions about the vote to fund Israel’s anti-missile system that has exposed sharp divisions among Democrats.
Alex Kane September 28, 2021
Report
House Progressives Renew Effort to Block Bomb Deliveries to Israel
An exclusive report on a long-shot push—led by Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, and Pocan—to stop the export of US-made weapons.
Alex Kane September 14, 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
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
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
Report
Former AIPAC Senior Operative Launches Group to Cultivate Democratic Support for Israel
Jonathan Kessler wants to offer progressives “a channel for their dissatisfaction that’s not disruptive of the US-Israel alliance.”
Alex Kane March 18, 2021
Report
How the ADL’s Israel Advocacy Undermines Its Civil Rights Work
Interviews with eight former ADL employees found that CEO Jonathan Greenblatt has repeatedly chosen to support crackdowns on criticism of Israel over protecting civil liberties, putting him in conflict with his own civil rights office.
Alex Kane and Jacob Hutt February 8, 2021
Report
The Settlers’ Man in Florida
The Republican Party in the era of Trump has become the party of the Israeli settler right, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis its most devoted champion.
Alex Kane July 30, 2020
Conversation
From Bad to Worse
Ghada Majadle of Physicians for Human Rights fears that Israel’s restrictive policies could exacerbate the effects of a coronavirus outbreak in the West Bank and Gaza.
Alex Kane March 20, 2020
Josh Block
Report
The Rise and Fall of The Israel Project
A leaked cache of documents reveals how the pro-Israel media advocacy group operated—and the factors that led to its demise.
Alex Kane February 18, 2020
Report
IfNotNow’s Primary Strategy
The anti-occupation group is holding the 2020 contenders accountable on Israel/Palestine.
Alex Kane July 3, 2019
Dispatch
Protesters Shut Down Pro-Palestine Event
A commemoration of the Nakba in Queens was canceled over threats.
Alex Kane May 23, 2019
Report
Netanyahu’s Cynical Betrayal of Holocaust History
Israel has made a Faustian bargain with the Central European far right.
Alex Kane February 28, 2019
Report
The Left is Demanding “Abolish ICE.” But Jewish Groups Are Less Sure.
Left-leaning pillars of the American Jewish community are split on the newest progressive rallying cry.
Alex Kane July 5, 2018