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US President Joe Biden speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House about pro-Palestinian campus protests on May 2, 2024.

Biden’s Domestic Reforms Don’t Add Up to the Great Society Biden’s Domestic Reforms Don’t Add Up to the Great Society

But they do signal that government can make life tangibly better.

May 13, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Palestinians collect belongings from the rubble of destroyed houses after Israeli attacks on Rafah on May 9, 2024.

It’s Clearer Than Ever: Israel’s War Has Failed Catastrophically It’s Clearer Than Ever: Israel’s War Has Failed Catastrophically

The invasion of Rafah is not a sign of strength. It’s a sign of desperation from a flailing government.

May 9, 2024 / Mohammad Alsaafin

People hold flags and placards during a rally to commemorate the 109th anniversary of the Armenian genocide

Genocide in Real Time Genocide in Real Time

As an American, I share the deep sorrow over my country’s complicity in this horrific crime against humanity.

Apr 25, 2024 / Ronald Grigor Suny

Young boy with Hamas militants

Where Is the Leftist Critique of Hamas? Where Is the Leftist Critique of Hamas?

What is the view of most of the organizations and activists in the Palestinian solidarity movement about Hamas? The answer remains unclear—and rarely talked about.

Apr 17, 2024 / Hillel Schenker

Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike on the Palestinian city of Khan Yunis on January 8. Photo: Abed Rahim Khatib/dpa

Israel Is Not Promising to “Scale Back” Its War Israel Is Not Promising to “Scale Back” Its War

As the US secretary of state shuttles to stop the war from expanding, the Israeli defense minister vows “months” more war on Gaza and suggests taking the fight to Iran.

Jan 8, 2024 / Column / Spencer Ackerman

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the funeral for Sgt. Maj. Gal Meir Eisenkot at the Herzliya cemetery on December 8, 2023.

Why Netanyahu Bolstered Hamas Why Netanyahu Bolstered Hamas

The Israeli prime minister followed a decades-old divide-and-rule strategy that fuels endless war.

Dec 11, 2023 / Jeet Heer

An arm wearing a green shirt holds up a bulletproof vest with a Hamas insignia

Israel’s Ludicrous Propaganda Wins Over the Only Audience That Counts Israel’s Ludicrous Propaganda Wins Over the Only Audience That Counts

Why make an effort to be credible if you’re going to be uncritically echoed by the White House and Western press?

Nov 17, 2023 / Jeet Heer

US national security adviser Jake Sullivan speaks at a White House press briefing after President Joe Biden gave remarks on the terrorist attacks in Israel, on October 10, 2023.

Jake Sullivan’s Rewrite Can’t Paper Over an Impoverished Foreign Policy Jake Sullivan’s Rewrite Can’t Paper Over an Impoverished Foreign Policy

The national security adviser’s hasty edits make clear the incoherence of Biden’s diplomacy.

Oct 30, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Left to right: Ayman Mohyeldin, Ali Melshi, and Mehdi Hasan.

The Fight Over MSNBC’s Cave-in to Islamophobia The Fight Over MSNBC’s Cave-in to Islamophobia

Amid war fever and bigoted violence, we have to combat media cowardice.

Oct 16, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Palestinian man rescued by other civilians

In Gaza They Don’t Even Bother to Call It Peace In Gaza They Don’t Even Bother to Call It Peace

For Netanyahu, as for Hamas, the life of a child born into the opposing “nation” has no value.

Oct 16, 2023 / Amy Wilentz

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