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Donald Trump’s administration closes Palestinian mission in Washington DC
The closure of the Palestinian Liberation Front office on Monday was blamed on the organization's failure to take 'steps to advance the start of direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel'
Crises of labour, language and behaviour. An interview with Jeremy Hutchison
Hutchison's artworks include canvases involving BOTH an investment banker and an Occupy protestor, an exhibition orchestrated by members of the Sapporo Police Department, a video starring employees of
Two Ways of Being Jewish
A Diaspora Divided Twelve writers address the changing relationship between American Jews and Israel Joshua Cohen Israel's Season of Discontent Michael Koplow Fraught Relationship, Fated Bond Ruth
Who’s Afraid of Criticizing Israel?
This spring, in the brief, bruising epoch of Roseanne Barr’s resurrection and collapse as a network TV star, a vile photo emerged on the internet. It showed Barr, a red apron tied around her waist,
A Memoir of Disillusionment
My relationship with Israel started before I can remember. Growing up Orthodox, I started learning to read Hebrew at roughly the same time I started learning to read English, although my Hebrew had a
What Israel Needs From American Jews
In my childhood, “American Jews” meant packages: Every couple of months I would go to the post office off Tel Aviv’s Dizengoff Square to pick up the parcel with U.S. stamps on it. My mother’s best
Don’t Give Up
For decades now, the Jewish communities in Israel and the U.S. have been drifting apart. While almost three-quarters of American Jews continue to vote Democratic and a majority identify as liberal,
The Perils of the Ultra-Orthodox Alliance
The weeks before the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, breaks for summer recess are often a telling time. It’s when the government tries to cram through as many contentious yet politically
The politics of Israel often produce unintended consequences in the Diaspora. Take the Nation-State law that was recently pushed by the government and narrowly approved in the Knesset. It is a law
The Deep Sources of a Great Divide
The growing divergence of American Jews from Israel is actually composed of two different phenomena: on the one hand, there is anger towards Israel among a set of American Jewish elites, especially
The Intersectional Jewish-American
In 1967, the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) published a two-page spread in its Newsletter on “The Palestine Problem.” The group was in the midst of transitioning from being an
Fraught Relationship, Fated Bond
I grew up with a Disneyland version of Israel: It was a country that had truly been a land without people waiting for a people without a land. It was immaculately conceived after Zionist leaders
A Homeland in America
I am exhausted by Israel. My exhaustion isn’t much compared to the humiliation and oppression of the Palestinians, who have withstood the forced conversion of the occupied West Bank into a skein of
Jewish people are already planning to leave the UK because of Jeremy Corbyn
Former chief rabbi Lord Sacks says the majority of British jews are asking 'is this country safe to bring up our children?' in the wake of the Labour anti-Semitism row.
Trump slashes funding from United Nations-Palestine fund, saves taxpayers hundreds of millions
The Trump administration announced Friday it is slashing all funding to a United Nations agency that provides aid to Palestinian refugees, calling the operation “irredeemably…
An Election in Jerusalem
On The New Yorker Radio Hour, A Palestinian community leader risks his life to run for a seat on Jerusalem’s city council. Plus: Curtis Sittenfeld at the grocery store; and Calvin Trillin, Super 8
The future of more than 5 million Palestinian refugees is now in question
With reports breaking on Thursday night in the Washington Post and New York Times, what has been the subject of hints and whispers in recent weeks has been all but confirmed: The Trump administration
A Real-Life Samaritan Leader Explains What It Means to Be a Good Samaritan
There are less than 1,000 Samaritans living in the world today. Community secretary Mabrook Ishaq is one of them. He told us his story.
Trump Wants to Help Israel by Cutting Aid to Palestinians. Why are Some Israelis Worried?
Cuts could deepen economic crisis in the West Bank and Gaza and lead to violence.
Trump slashes Palestinian aid, saves taxpayers hundreds of millions. Palestinian leader lashes out.
The United States is slashing more than $200 million of taxpayer-funded aid to the Palestinian Authority, the State Department announced late Friday. The announcement came…