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Weekly Roundup - 5/9/22

This week: Peter Beinart reports on Rep. Tom Malinowski, a onetime champion of human rights who abandoned the Palestinian cause after becoming a member of Congress. Claire Schwartz interviews philosopher Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò about what a constructive left politics might look like. And in the latest episode of our staff podcast, On the Nose, JC staffers explore the current state of campus conflict over Israel/Palestine.

Plus, from the newsletter, Arielle Angel reflects on the limitations of mass protest in the wake of the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, and Isaac Scher interviews Palestinian human rights attorney Zaha Hassan about the new Israeli border policy that will increase surveillance of Palestinians trying to visit the West Bank. And from the Soviet Issue, Victoria Lomasko has an illustrated essay on Jewish life in contemporary Russia, translated by Bela Shayevich.

How a Defender of Palestinian Rights Lost His Way
As the Washington director of Human Rights Watch, Tom Malinowski fought for justice in Israel-Palestine. All that changed once he got to Congress.
Peter Beinart
Assuming the Perspective of the Ancestor
Philosopher Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò on building constructive, future-oriented politics, at scale.
Claire Schwartz
Campus Wars

Jewish Currents staff discuss the latest flashpoints in campus conflict over Israel/Palestine.

Rehearsing Defeat
Rallies won’t save abortion rights. What will?
Arielle Angel
New Israeli Border Policies Track, Trace, and Restrict Palestinian Visitors to the West Bank
A new border ordinance, which has not yet taken effect, radically revises Israel’s policies for foreign visits to the occupied territories.
Isaac Scher
Illustrated Essay
Jewish Essay
An exploration of Jewishness in contemporary Russia.
Victoria Lomasko