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The Long Reach of Restraint
For Israel’s Supreme Court, to exercise power might be to lose it.
It Is Impossible to “Shrink the Conflict”
The Israeli government cannot significantly improve Palestinian lives without granting them basic rights.
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Trick of the Light
For the Sake of Truth
Poet and activist Mohammed El-Kurd discusses his debut collection, the vexed meanings of visibility, and the long history of Palestinian freedom struggles.
How Israel Advocates Shut Down a Union’s Motion to Endorse BDS
Ode to the Security Woman
Portraits of Resistance in Masafer Yatta
“If I can’t come into the classroom ready to listen, it’s not an abolitionist space.”
Ritchie Torres Is the Future of “Pro-Israel” Politics
From Minneapolis to Jerusalem
From the Newsletter
The Other Movement to Divest from Israel
Experts on anti-BDS laws say the statutes could ensnare companies that pull out of Israel over the planned judicial overhaul.
Biden Won’t Stop Netanyahu’s Judicial Coup
The US has diplomatic tools that could put pressure on Israel—but the president seems unlikely to use them.
Huwara and the Dangers of Annexation
A destructive settler attack on the village of Huwara showcased the immediate effects of a further tilt toward legal Israeli annexation of the West Bank.
Israel’s Raids on Palestinian Cities: An Explainer
A closer look at the IDF operations that are intensifying violence in Israel/Palestine.
Table of Contents
The Passion of 964 Park Place
Point of No Return
Terms of Entry
Deborah Lipstadt vs. “The Oldest Hatred”
The Many Oblivions of Babi Yar
Eric Adams’s Moral Panics
A Prison Break Liberates the Palestinian Political Imagination
Six detainees’ dramatic escape from a maximum-security Israeli prison has sparked demonstrations across the occupied territories and shifted Palestinians’ sense of what is possible.
“They Want To Kick Us Out of This Land”
An interview with journalist and activist Basil al-Adraa about covering settler violence
Shabbat Terror in the West Bank
For religious Zionist settlers in the South Hebron Hills, attacks on Palestinians have become a Shabbat afternoon pastime.
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Photographer Free After Three Days in Palestinian Authority Detention
Palestinian photojournalist and Activestills contributor Wahaj Bani Moufleh stands on the street on March 17th, the day after his release from Palestinian Authority (PA) detention. Bani Moufleh was arrested while documenting a March 8th funeral in Jenin for Abdulfattah Khrousheh...
On The Nose
On the Nose
is our biweekly podcast. The editorial staff discusses the politics, culture, and questions that animate today’s Jewish left.
Two Paths for the Jewish Bachelor Contestant
The Trouble with Germany, Part II
Representation and Exclusion at Israel’s Anti-Government Protests
Fables and Lies
That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore
Joshua Cohen tries and fails to reanimate the canonical Jewish American novel.
Lessons From the Blast Radius
What Comes Next for Jews of Color Activism?
Idlers of the World, Unite!
The Right to Grieve
Letters from Our Readers
On “Shall We Not Revenge?”
I would like to communicate my thanks to Sanders Isaac Bernstein for this engaged take on my work. I am not exaggerating when I say that I have rarely, if ever, seen such an in-depth discussion of my work in a German-language outlet. And I hope to respond with the...
On “New Report Could Hamstring Palestine Advocacy in Britain’s Largest Student Organization”
Dahlia Krutkovich’s article provides important insight into the ongoing battle over Palestine advocacy in the UK, especially the role of the IHRA definition of antisemitism. However, it misses past instances where the IHRA definition has played a key role in excluding pro-Palestinian leaders from key roles in the National Union...
When Settler Becomes Native
Examining the claim of Jewish indigeneity in the land of Israel
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