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Weekly Roundup - 10/2/23

This week: In a powerful essay, Erik Baker encourages us to move beyond understanding the strike as merely a bargaining tool, highlighting how striking can expand our political horizons.

Contributing writer Mitchell Abidor speaks to Akevot Institute founder Lior Yavne about digging through Israel’s state archives to find traces of anti-Palestinian violence.

In an On The Nose episode made in collaboration with Dissent magazine’s Know Your Enemy podcast, senior reporter Alex Kane, associate editor Mari Cohen, and editor-at-large Peter Beinart tease out the contradictions of Anti-Defamation League, which has recently come under fire from billionaire Elon Musk.

To mark 20 years since Edward Said’s death, we are sending you his 1989 open letter—first published in Jewish Currents in 2022—where he calls on American Jewish intellectuals to take up the mantle of fighting Israel’s oppression of Palestinians, with introductory pieces by Nubar Hovsepian and Peter Beinart.

Revaluing the Strike
Rather than viewing strikes as a last-resort bargaining tactic, the labor movement must embrace them as engines of political transformation.
Erik Baker
Archives of Israeli Oppression
Akevot Institute founder Lior Yavne on how unearthing government records can illuminate ongoing injustices.
Mitchell Abidor
Elon Musk, the Jews, and the ADL, with Know Your Enemy

From the Archive

Jewish Currents articles to revisit this week

An Open Letter to American-Jewish Intellectuals
In an unpublished 1989 letter, Palestinian American scholar Edward Said calls on his Jewish counterparts to take a stance against Israel’s abuses of Palestinians.
Edward W. Said