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That Israel is going to make sure Jews are vaccinated before Palestinians says just about everything you need to know about this ethno-nationalist state. Israel, like many high-income countries, is moving quickly to roll out newly approved coronavirus vaccines, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scheduled to get the symbolic first shot Saturday. But next door […]
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Hillary at AIPAC

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On March 22, 2016
Not good. Not good at all. As Joe Biden acknowledged in his AIPAC speech on Sunday, Israel’s “steady and systematic process of expanding settlements, legalizing outposts, seizing land” is making a two-state solution impossible. The settlements are pushing Israel toward a one-state reality, in which Jews rule over the Arabs with whom they are geographically […]

Settler Violence

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On August 2, 2015

The 21st century version of the white colonialist settler state continues committing horrifying violence against the indigenous people in its way. Extremist Israeli settlers burned a Palestinian house

Peter Beinart’s article bemoaning what has become of Elie Wiesel and his blind defense of right-wing Israeli policy toward the Middle East is right on the money. But the deeper problem with Wiesel’s letter is the one Hertzberg identified three decades ago: Wiesel is acutely, and understandably, sensitive to the harm Jews suffer. Yet he […]

Selfhaters, Obviously

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On August 23, 2014

Obviously these are not kind of Jews Elie Wiesel or Bibi Netanyahu want speaking out: Hundreds of Holocaust survivors and descendants of survivors have signed a letter, published as an advertisement i

Unity Trip

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On August 12, 2014
Andrew Cuomo, fleeing scandal that is torpedoing his presidential ambitions (world’s smallest violin playing) decides to visit Israel in a show of support of that nation’s racist indiscriminate killing of civilians of Gaza as it seeks to double down on its apartheid policies. Jerks of the World, Unite!

Diaspora Education

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On August 8, 2014

An interesting short essay by Bonnie Honig on how Jewish education in the U.S. erases the Palestinian experience, going far to create the divide in the American Jewish community today between those wh

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