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How the US Media Misreads Naftali Bennett
Despite recent favorable coverage, the new Israeli prime minister is just as authoritarian and anti-Palestinian as his predecessor.
Peter Beinart October 11, 2021
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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
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Exporting the Tools of Apartheid
NSO Group, the Israeli firm that sells its spyware to authoritarian regimes around the world, emerged from a military unit that perfected its surveillance techniques on Palestinians.
Yousef Munayyer July 26, 2021
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It’s Time to Name Anti-Palestinian Bigotry
Anti-Palestinianism is as ubiquitous as it is invisible.
Peter Beinart July 16, 2021
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The Insurrectionists’ Reward
A new wave of anti-protest legislation effectively gives far-right vigilantes the power of the police.
Joshua Clover June 23, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Rejoining the Iran Nuclear Deal Is Not Enough
To promote peace in the Middle East, the Biden administration must accept that Iran is not uniquely malevolent, but one brutal regime among the rest.
Peter Beinart March 1, 2021
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There Is No Right to a State
The American Jewish establishment argues that denying Jews a state of their own violates their right to national self-determination. They’re wrong.
Peter Beinart January 27, 2021
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How “Pro-Israel” Orthodoxy Keeps US Foreign Policymaking White
Recent attacks on Raphael Warnock are part of a long history of Black politicians being targeted for sympathizing with Palestinians.
Peter Beinart December 22, 2020
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The Tragedy of Jeremy Corbyn
Corbyn’s leadership augured a new era of left ascendancy in the UK. Instead, it has ended with the left badly defeated and bitterly divided.
Joshua Leifer November 27, 2020
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Obama and the Israel Lobby
In his new memoir, the former president subtly reveals how AIPAC stymied his administration.
Peter Beinart November 25, 2020
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Are 95% of Jews Really Zionists?
Polls of American Jewish opinion on Israel may not be asking the right questions.
Caroline Morganti October 29, 2020
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Israel’s Repressive Diplomacy
The recent normalization agreements with Arab states rely on—and contribute to—growing authoritarianism.
Peter Beinart October 26, 2020
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It’s Time to Re-Radicalize the Abortion Movement
As the prospect of a solidly conservative Supreme Court threatens Roe v. Wade, we must return the abortion movement to its neglected radical roots.
Jenny Brown October 7, 2020
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The Myth of Rabin the Peacemaker
The Oslo Accords were not derailed by his death; they achieved exactly what Rabin wanted.
Amjad Iraqi September 27, 2020
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Restoring the Bipartisan Consensus
Joe Biden’s selection of Kamala Harris, who has always toed the AIPAC line on Israel/Palestine, is part of the campaign’s pitch that polarization can be undone.
Joshua Leifer September 15, 2020
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Israel-Advocacy Groups Urge Facebook to Label Criticism of Israel as Hate Speech
Pressuring social media platforms to adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism is the latest strategy to silence critics of Israel.
Lara Friedman August 19, 2020
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Compassionate Politics Over Compassionate Gestures
Any sustainable peace between Israel and its immediate neighbors will still require ending the occupation and resolving the Palestinian refugee issue.
Yaël Mizrahi-Arnaud August 18, 2020
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Cori Bush’s Message From the Grassroots
Bush’s victory in a St. Louis congressional primary escalates an insurgency from the Democratic Party’s left wing.
Joshua Leifer August 5, 2020
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The Real War on Free Speech
Some of the Harper’s letter signatories use their defense of “free speech” to silence support for Palestinian rights.
Mari Cohen and Joshua Leifer July 23, 2020
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