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Weekly Roundup - 12/9/22
This week: Peter Beinart analyzes Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s speech to the J Street conference. On our podcast, Alex Kane hosts a discussion about what the term “Israeli apartheid” signifies.
Plus, from the newsletter, Elisheva Goldberg reports on the debate in Israeli society about a soldier’s assault on leftist Israelis in occupied Hebron, while Noah Kulwin argues that the Anti-Defamation League is less interested in addressing anti-Jewish bigotry than in Israel advocacy and shoring up its own future.
For the Biden Administration, There Are No Red Lines On Israel
At the J Street Conference this past weekend, Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivered a speech fit for AIPAC.
The Meaning of Apartheid
Alex Kane hosts a discussion between Noura Erakat, John Reynolds, and Omar Shakir on the way Western human rights groups use the term “apartheid”—and the different definition at the heart of a long Palestinian intellectual tradition.
Itamar Ben-Gvir’s Militia
An IDF assault on left-wing activists in Hebron reveals an emboldened security force—and signals a step toward annexation.
The Unbearable Ignorance of the ADL
The organization uses its moral authority to shield Israel from criticism while spreading misleading information about contemporary antisemitism.