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Zionism news and analysis from The Nation
March 24, 2020
Letters From the April 6, 2020, Issue
The rest is commentary…
February 10, 2020
The Vexed History of Zionism and the Left
A new book asks why the left fell out of love with Zionism, but what it reveals is why liberal Zionists fell out of love with the left.
January 31, 2020
Hands Off ‘Zayde’ Bernie!
A pro-Israel PAC’s attacks on Sanders have nothing to do with Israel or Jews—and everything to do with protecting powerful interests.
January 30, 2020
What’s New About Trump’s Mideast ‘Peace’ Plan? Only the Blunt Crudity of Its Racism.
From the administration’s perspective, Palestinian suffering doesn’t count because Palestinians themselves don’t count.
December 19, 2019
Trump’s Executive Order on Anti-Semitism Isn’t About Protecting Jews
Like so many “populists,” Trump sees considerable advantage in boosting Israel while playing to hometown anti-Jewish prejudices.
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August 16, 2019
Did Netanyahu Just Kill Washington’s ‘Pro-Israel’ Consensus?
The ban against Representatives Tlaib and Omar has angered even those who can’t find their voices when Israel bombs kids in Gaza.
August 6, 2019
The Meaning of Israel’s Massive Housing Demolitions in East Jerusalem
Destruction at this scale and visibility cannot be understood without grasping its political message; in fact, the scale and visibility
March 15, 2019
First, They Came for Ilhan Omar
The congresswoman was smeared—nothing she said warranted the criticism she received. But progressives should not fall into the trap of denying that anti-Semitism exists on the left.
March 13, 2019
The Ilhan Omar Affair Was a Victory for Social Movements and Palestinian Rights
The spirited defense of the freshman congresswoman against unfair attack was the result of years of grassroots organizing. But will it really change the entrenched status quo in Washington?
March 5, 2019
The Democratic Party Attacks on Ilhan Omar Are a Travesty
I’m Jewish and have worked against anti-Semitism for decades. I was sitting a few feet from Omar at Busboys & Poets and I heard nothing—
—that smacked of anti-Semitism, overt or coded or otherwise.