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No Victory Awaits Israel in Rafah. Only More Death and Destruction

Gideon Levy Haaretz
The call "No to Rafah" is heard only from Washington, not Kaplan Street. The call "No to Rafah" is still not strong enough even from Washington. It is not yet joined by concrete threats. Only Washington can save Rafah now, and Rafah must be saved.

Tidbits – Apr 11 – Reader Comments: Arizona Abortion Ruling-Make America ‘Great’ Again; Gaza Killings; Lavender AI Machine; Dental Health; Bob Dylan: With God 0n Our Side; Teach Palestine; Deborah Meier; Legacies of War on Terror; Wagner Act, NLRB

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Reader Comments: Arizona Abortion Ruling-Make America 'Great' Again; Gaza Killings; Lavender AI Machine; Dental Health; Rural America; Bob Dylan: With God 0n Our Side; Teach Palestine; Deborah Meier; Legacies of the War on Terror; Wagner Act and NLRB

The Palestinian Struggle for Labor Rights in Israel

Jaclynn Ashly Jacobin
Palestinian workers whose underpaid labor provides part of Israel’s low-cost workforce. Their stories of organizing amid ethnic cleansing shed light on how this work is a crucial lifeline for Palestinians — now severed by the devastation of war.

Tidbits – Apr4 2024 – Reader Comments: Demand Ceasefire, Stop Killing Civilians; Israelis Threatened by Ceasefire?; Worse Than Dobbs?; the Black Scholar Journal: Legacies, Futures of Black Radicalism-Apr 6&7; Celebrating Pittsburgh’s Anne Feeney-May1

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Reader Comments: Demand Ceasefire, Stop Killing Civilians; Why Do Israelis Feel So Threatened by Ceasefire?; Worse Than Dobbs?; The Black Scholar Journal: Legacies and Futures of Black Radicalism-Apr 6 & 7; Celebrating Pittsburgh’s Anne Feeney-May 1

The Great Rupture in American Jewish Life

Peter Beinart New York Times
For the last decade or so, an ideological tremor has been unsettling American Jewish life. Since Oct. 7, it has become an earthquake. It concerns the relationship between liberalism and Zionism....

The Marginal Realists of Standing Together

Harold Meyerson The American Prospect
An all-too-rare organization of Israeli Palestinians and Jews works for an unfantastical solution to the enduring conflict. What sets Standing Together apart is the realism that informs their strategy, politically marginal as that realism now may be.

Tidbits – Mar.28 2024 – Reader Comments: Ceasefire, Standing With Palestinians; RFK, Jr; Government Numbers About…; Single-Payer Saves-Report France; Greatest Baseball Films; Seafood’s Potential; Käthe Kollwitz – New Exhibition at MOMA in New York

Mar 28, 2024 - Reader Comments, Announcements, Cartoons Portside
Reader Comments: Demand for Gaza Ceasefire, Standing With Palestinians; RFK, Jr; Government Numbers About...; Single-Payer Saves-Report France; Greatest Baseball Films; Seafood's Potential; Käthe Kollwitz - New Exhibition at MOMA in New York; more

Schumer Spoke for Diaspora Jews

Harold Meyerson The American Prospect
Schumer was giving voice to what most Democratic officeholders believed but were afraid to say, and he clearly had the blessing of President Biden to go ahead and make that speech. It also showed the divide between Israeli Jews and diaspora Jews.
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