This week: Senior reporter Alex Kane speaks with CUNY Law commencement speaker Fatima Mohammed, whose address criticizing Israel drew national scrutiny. News editor Aparna Gopalan examines how Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington whitewashes the Hindu nationalist leader’s record on human rights.
And in a new episode of On the Nose, culture editor Claire Schwartz speaks with Atlanta-based activists and writers about the movement to stop the construction of a massive police training center on Weelaunee Forest land.
From the archive, we’re sending you three pieces related to this week’s news and coverage: a manifesto from the Fayer Collective based on their efforts to defend the Atlanta forest; Carol Schaeffer’s 2019 report on the deepening alliance between India and Israel; and Kyle Carrero Lopez’s poem about Israeli pinkwashing from last year’s Pride Month, “Gay Travel (or Music Makes the People Come Together).”
Micah Herskind, Keyanna Jones, and Josie Duffy Rice join Claire Schwartz from Atlanta to talk about the fight to prevent the destruction of the Weelaunee Forest and the construction of the US’s largest police training center.
From the Archive
Jewish Currents articles to revisit this week