Israel & Palestine
This Chanukah Is a Time for Palestine Solidarity, From Fasting to Public Disruption
Remembering that Chanukah means “rededication,” as we light the candles each night, we can rededicate ourselves to solidarity with Palestine for the long haul.
History Didn’t Begin on Oct. 7
Here’s what the press gets wrong on Palestine.
In These Times Editors and Hussein Ibish
Why Journalists Must Speak out About Gaza
Attacks on journalism and media are dangerous to us all.
Aja Arnold, Rae Garringer, Rebecca Chowdhury, Tina Vásquez, Irene Vázquez, Victoria Bouloubasis, Charmaine Lang, Nour Saudi and Lewis Raven Wallace
UAW Endorses Cease-Fire, the Largest U.S. Union to Call for an Immediate End to the Violence
The announcement at a news conference where protesters have been on a hunger strike outside of the White House marks a major development for labor and the larger call for a cease-fire.
Israel’s Brutality Is Stoking the Imagination of India's Far Right
As the genocide in Gaza continues, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking notes.
The Labor Movement's History of Backing Israel—and the Changing Climate Amid the War on Gaza
The U.S. labor movement has a decades-long history of supporting Israel wholeheartedly, punctuated by moments of pro-Palestine actions by rank-and-file activists. As Israel wages its war on Gaza, those pro-Palestine moments are becoming increasingly common.
The Right's Persecution of Palestine Supporters Looks a Lot Like a New Red Scare
Workers have been fired. Students have lost job offers. Activists have been harassed. But you can’t bully a movement into silence.
Israel’s Violence Will Never Bring “Safety” to Anyone, Including Jews
We need to confront the violence of Israel’s ethnonationalist militarism.
Sarah Lazare and Maya Schenwar
The New York Supreme Court Just Blocked a Union From Voting on a Pro-Palestine Resolution
In a seemingly unprecedented move, the NY Supreme Court just granted a temporary restraining order preventing members of the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys – UAW Local 2325 from even voting on a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.
Carta de Gaza: "El canto de los pájaros en un momento; los misiles al siguiente."
"Esto es Gaza, una existencia amarga, en la que cada día nos acercamos más al borde del abismo."
Eman Ashraf Alhaj Ali
The ADL Is Making It Less Safe to Be a Progressive Jew
In our topsy-turvy reality, the organization most associated with fighting antisemitism, the Anti-Defamation League, has cast its lot with antisemites.
Celebrated Palestinian Poet Mosab Abu Toha Reportedly Seized in Gaza
One may wonder why Israel would kidnap a poet. The answer, though painful, is simple. In its genocidal war against Palestinians, Israel seeks to erase not only Palestinian lives but also their culture and heritage.
Inside AIPAC’s Strategy to Back Israel’s Cheerleaders and Punish the Squad
The powerful lobby and allied groups have poured money into defeating candidates who voice any criticism of Israel. Amid calls for a cease-fire in Israel’s war on Gaza, they’re back at it again.
The Largest Pro-Palestinian Protest in U.S. History Was "A Turning Point." Now It's Spreading.
"Felt like this was a new wave or a turning point in the struggle for Palestine.”
Henry Hicks IV
Letter From Gaza: "Birdsong One Minute, Missiles the Next"
"We live a bitter existence, facing the specter of death daily, under the weight of an unjust oppressor."
Eman Ashraf Alhaj Ali
Biden’s Unflinching Support for Israel’s War on Gaza Is Derailing His Reelection Chances
As the horrifying human toll in Gaza escalates, voters are calling on the president to call for a ceasefire. He ignores them at his own peril.
"I Want American Workers to Be United to Make the Occupation Costly, to Make the Israeli Apartheid Costly."
Palestinian activist Issa Amro calls on U.S. workers to fight for for justice and an end to the occupation.
Democrats Cannot "Have Double Standards": An Interview With State Rep. Abdelnasser Rashid
Rashid, the first Palestinian in the Illinois General Assembly, talks with Nashwa Bawab about Gaza, Biden, Wadea Al-Fayoume, and the settler attack on his childhood home of Turmusaya.