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The Club Recreates the Ladino-Speaking World of Jewish Istanbul
The Netflix series punctures Turkey’s official narratives to present a more complicated and realistic picture.
Nesi Altaras January 21, 2022
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Israeli Forces Kill Two Elderly Palestinians in Two Weeks
The latest victims of the occupation include a US citizen and a revered nonviolent activist.
Elisheva Goldberg January 20, 2022
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Surviving Yet Another Prison Quarantine
Every Covid lockdown means losing the few privileges that make incarceration more bearable.
Christopher Blackwell January 14, 2022
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We’re Still Living Through the Aftermath of January 6th
The Capitol Riot was an extreme manifestation of the right’s decades-long efforts to subvert democracy.
David Klion January 6, 2022
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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
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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
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Columbia Grad Students Are Close to Victory—But Some Issues Remain Unresolved
The largest labor action in the country has the potential to transform higher education.
Arielle Isack December 24, 2021
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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
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An Archive of the Present
A conversation with scholar Gil Z. Hochberg about the limits and potential of the archive
Hazem Fahmy December 17, 2021
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The Origins of the Ukraine Crisis
A guide for the perplexed
David Klion December 10, 2021
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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
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The Bard of Ambivalence
A playlist for Stephen Sondheim, 1930-2021
Max Freedman December 3, 2021
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The Gaps in Our Stories
A conversation with Israeli cartoonist Rutu Modan on her new graphic novel, Tunnels.
Abraham Riesman December 2, 2021
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Outside the Text
Sylvère Lotringer, who died last week, brought together French theorists, punk writers, and political insurrectionists through the avant-garde press Semiotext(e).
James Duesterberg November 19, 2021
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The Right to Boycott Is Under Attack
The director of the new documentary Boycott discusses the high stakes of the legal fight against anti-BDS legislation.
Mari Cohen November 18, 2021
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Will Politico’s New Owner Allow Criticism of Israel?
German media giant Axel Springer demands that its employees support Israel, capitalism, and NATO.
David Klion November 12, 2021
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The Right’s War on “Wokeness” in Virginia
Progressives can’t afford to avoid the new culture war.
David Klion November 5, 2021
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Can Minneapolis Reimagine Policing?
A proposed new department would include professionals like mental health workers alongside cops.
Nathan Goldman October 29, 2021
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The Politics of “Jewface”
Sarah Silverman has come out against the casting of non-Jews in Jewish roles—a stance with a fraught racial history bound up with the legacy of blackface.
Rebecca Pierce October 22, 2021
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“They Want To Kick Us Out of This Land”
An interview with journalist and activist Basil al-Adraa about covering settler violence
Mari Cohen October 15, 2021
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Manchin and Sinema’s Dying Brand of Centrism
The Senate moderates may weaken Biden’s agenda, but they can’t stop the left’s takeover of the Democratic Party.
David Klion October 8, 2021
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When Prison Guards Refuse Vaccines
A dispatch from an incarcerated person in Pennsylvania on the risks unvaccinated guards pose to prisoners.
Mari Cohen and Stephen Wilson October 1, 2021
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Does Everybody Really Hate the Jews?
Unpacking the suspect framing of a new survey on campus antisemitism.
Mari Cohen September 24, 2021
Spencer Ackerman
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Mainlining Fear and Hatred
An interview with Spencer Ackerman, author of Reign of Terror.
David Klion September 17, 2021
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