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Weekly Roundup - 02/19/24

This week: Israel/Palestine fellow Maya Rosen reports on the restrictions on the city of Hebron, which have intensified since October 7th and now stand to become a permanent feature of Palestinian life in the West Bank.

Editor-at-large Peter Beinart argues that the defunding of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is part of Israel’s longstanding campaign to eliminate the Palestinian right of return.

In light of the furor over Kanye West’s new album, we are also sending a roundtable from our Fall 2023 issue revisiting James Baldwin’s classic essay “Negroes Are Anti-Semitic Because They’re Anti-White,” featuring nyle fort, Marc Lamont Hill, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, and Ben Ratskoff, and moderated by our publisher Daniel May.

Israel’s Crackdown on Hebron
Intensified restrictions on Palestinian life in the West Bank city, introduced after October 7th, could become permanent and even spread elsewhere.
Maya Rosen
The Campaign to Abolish UNRWA
The recent defunding of the aid agency is part of a longstanding effort to extinguish Palestinian refugees’ dreams of return.
Peter Beinart
Reading Baldwin After Kanye
A conversation about James Baldwin’s 1967 essay, “Negroes are Anti-Semitic Because They are Anti-White.”
nyle fort, Marc Lamont Hill, Daniel May, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, and Ben Ratskoff