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Weekly Roundup - 03/18/24

This week: For the newsletter, contributor Dahlia Krutkovich and fellow Jonathan Shamir report on how Labour’s Keir Starmer has remade his party into a pro-Israel force to deflect mounting criticism of Israel’s war on Gaza.

In a comic essay, our new director of community engagement Solomon Brager explores the politics of Israeli hostage posters.

We are also sharing a poem, “Maqam for a Green Silence,” by Fady Joudah, with an introduction by culture editor Claire Schwartz.

Israeli Aid Policies Drive Starvation
US initiatives to airdrop and ship aid to Gaza are logistical workarounds to a political problem.
Elisheva Goldberg and Maya Rosen
The Suppressed Lineage of American Jewish Dissent on Zionism
In his recent book Our Palestine Question, historian Geoffrey Levin uncovers the long history of American Jewish concern for Palestinian rights.
Emma Saltzberg
Language, the Media, and Palestine