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The Long Reach of Restraint
For Israel’s Supreme Court, to exercise power might be to lose it.
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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 Jerusalemb
From the Archives
The Israeli Far Right’s Man in Princeton
How did Im Tirtzu founder Ronen Shoval end up promoting Israel’s judicial overhaul at one of the US’s most prestigious universities?
Dahlia Krutkovich and Sarah Rosen
National Plan Reflects the Debate Over Antisemitism
While generally promising more of the same, the Biden plan signaled in multiple ways that progressive groups have succeeded in making Jewish politics a contested space.
Reform Judaism Needs an Identity Beyond Israel
A major conference proposes to “re-charge” the movement by strengthening ties to the Jewish state, neglecting an opportunity to develop its unique religious vision.
The Strange Hours
Finding a new relationship with rest in early motherhood
Maryam Ivette Parhizkar
To Grieve the World Like a Dying Friend
Looking for a Lineage in the Lusk Archive
The records of a New York surveillance committee from the time of the First Red Scare document a radical world—and its demise.
Ben Nadler and Oksana Mironova
“We Cannot Cross Until We Carry Each Other”
The Hindu Nationalists Using the Pro-Israel Playbook
Light Among The Nations
The Problem of the Unionized War Machine
After the Hit-and-Run
“Biden’s Legacy Will Be Apartheid”
Point of No Return
Teshuvah: A Jewish Case for Palestinian Refugee Return
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.
Killed, Jailed, Censored: Israel’s War on Palestinian Journalists
February 28, 2024
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Israel Continues Work on Separation Wall in Occupied West Bank
Israeli authorities work on replacing a fence in the northern West Bank with a concrete separation wall on February 26th, a move that will further entrench Israeli military control of the region.
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.
Hindu Nationalism’s New Temple
Israel’s Emerging Religious Left
Charging Israel with Genocide
Labor’s Palestine Paradox
Bonus Episode: Mailbag
That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore
Joshua Cohen tries and fails to reanimate the canonical Jewish American novel.
Pro-Palestine Politics Hit a Wall in Keir Starmer’s Labour Party
Dahlia Krutkovich and Jonathan Shamir
Put Up, Take Down
“The Scenes in Rafah Are Straight From a Nightmare”
Zak Haniyeh, Ahmed Totah, and Sameera Wafi
The Campaign to Abolish UNRWA
J Street’s Pro-War Stance Prompts Staff Departures
What the Israeli Public Doesn’t See
Letters from Our Readers
On “A Textbook Case of Genocide”
For more than three weeks, Israel has waged a ferocious war against Hamas in response to the horrific terrorist attack the group conducted in southern Israel on October 7th. As of this writing, more than 8,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have already been killed by Israel, and more than...
Los Angeles, CA
On “The Hindu Nationalists Using the Pro-Israel Playbook”
I wish to thank Aparna Gopalan for writing this very timely piece on the Hindu right’s use and abuse of the term “Hinduphobia.” I’m a practicing Hindu of the non-Hindutva [Hindu nationalist] sort, and I’m writing this letter anonymously because of safety concerns. (Like many members of the diaspora, my...
When Settler Becomes Native
Examining the claim of Jewish indigeneity in the land of Israel
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