How the Right Has Tried to Rebrand Anti-Semitism
As troubling in Trump’s statement as any echo of the old charge of dual loyalty was its implication that any Jew who doesn’t subscribe to his politics—to both the policies of his Republican Party and of the current Israeli government—is traitorous.
September 4, 2019
The Neocolonial Arrogance of the Kushner Plan
The Kushner plan’s notion of throwing other people’s money at the issue will not make it go away; not when it involves the national, political, civil, and human rights of an estimated 12 million people. The Palestinian people are not about to be bought off.
June 12, 2019
Bulldozing the Peace Process in Israel
The most immediately consequential effect of Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem is to reinforce Israel’s belief that sheer force will subdue the Palestinians and make them go away. This is the annexationist program that now drives Israeli policy.
December 11, 2017
Two Futures for Jerusalem
On one side, we have a violent, mystically charged racism with its vision of brute domination of one people by another, and of an endgame of perpetual disenfranchisement and dispossession. On the other side, we have the prospect of a free Palestine, with its capital in East Jerusalem, the end of the Occupation, and the realistic hope of an agreement based on compromise and mutuality.
July 7, 2011