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Weekly Roundup - 8/29/22

This week: From the newsletter, Alex Kane reports on how the State Department has effectively assisted Israel in escalating its crackdown on Palestinian civil society groups, Nathan Goldman talks to Dan Sinykin about the US government’s antitrust case against Penguin Random House and its implications for the publishing industry.

And in the latest episode of our staff podcast, On the Nose, Joshua Leifer interviews Oren Ziv about his experience as a photojournalist documenting resistance in Israel/Palestine.

The Jewish Currents editorial staff is taking this week off, which means this will be the last email newsletter in your inbox until after Labor Day. We’ll be back with all our usual newsletter features next week.

As Israel Raids Palestinian Human Rights Groups, US Response Is Muted
Advocates say the State Department’s lack of condemnation emboldened Israel to launch unprecedented assaults on civil society organizations.
Alex Kane
The Conglomeration of Literature
The antitrust case against Penguin Random House’s acquisition of Simon & Schuster has reignited longstanding anxieties about corporate consolidation in publishing.
Nathan Goldman
Documenting the Struggle

Joshua Leifer talks with Oren Ziv—co-founder of the award-winning photojournalist collective Activestills and reporter for +972 Magazine and its Hebrew sister site, Local Call—about Oren’s decade-plus experience documenting protest and resistance in Israel/Palestine.