Weekly Review
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5d ago
The Israeli military announced there would be a daily pause in the fighting in Gaza to deliver aid to Gazans, a move that is reportedly “unacceptable” to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was decried as “delusional” by the country’s finance minister, Bezalel Smotrich, and was described as the work of “a fool” by the national security minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir.1 2 3 The Biden Administration imposed sanctions on the Israeli group Tzav 9 for blocking and damaging humanitarian aid trucks headed for Gaza; the group has close ties to Ben-Gvir, who was found to be “in gross violation of the ..read more
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American Disease
Harper's Magazine
by John R. MacArthur
6d ago
A version of this column originally ran in Le Devoir on May 6, 2024. Translated from the French by Elettra Pauletto. In the 1950s, my father worked as a photographer in New York City, where he specialized in stage rehearsals and Broadway personalities in what was then the center of the English theatrical world. Boosted by America’s economically dominant position after World War II, Broadway had surpassed in gross output – and in glamour – London’s West End, which was still damaged by bombings and depleted by the cost of the recent war against Nazi Germany. I was born into this atmosphere ..read more
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Weekly Review
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1w ago
In central Gaza, Israeli forces killed at least 40 Palestinians at a U.N. school using U.S.-made munitions, and reportedly later hid inside an aid truck and posed as displaced Palestinians to enter the Nuseirat refugee camp, where more than 270 Palestinians were killed in an operation that rescued four Israeli hostages.1 2 3 4 Hundreds of Palestinians were rushed into al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital, overwhelming the last major medical facility in central Gaza.5 “It was, as usual, mayhem. But it was compounded mayhem from the last four days: total chaos inside,” a Doctors Without Borders nurse said ..read more
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Weekly Review
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2w ago
The United States, Egypt, and Qatar called on Hamas and Israel to accept a three-phase ceasefire proposal.12 “It’s time for this war to end,” Biden said; Hamas said it viewed the proposal “positively,” while Netanyahu called permanent ceasefire a “nonstarter.”34 Israel has now taken over 32 percent of Gaza by “systematically demolishing neighborhoods” to create a buffer zone and a central axis dividing it, and humanitarian aid entering Gaza has dropped 67 percent since Israel launched its Rafah military offensive earlier this month.567 After at least 45 people were killed in an Israeli air str ..read more
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Weekly Review
Harper's Magazine
by Harper’s Magazine
3w ago
President Joe Biden gainsaid the view of Israel’s war on Gaza, with its death toll of some 36,000 Palestinians, as genocidal: “We reject that,” he said.12 His statement followed a request, from the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, for the issuance of an arrest warrant for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his minister of defense, Yoav Gallant; the two men, along with three Hamas leaders, stand accused of having committed war crimes and crimes against humanity.3 The United Nations International Court of Justice ordered Israel to cease its military invasion of th ..read more
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Weekly Review
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by Harper’s Magazine
1M ago
The bodies of four Israeli hostages were recovered from Gaza.1 The Israeli government intensified its attacks in the northern and southern parts of the strip, five Israeli soldiers were killed and seven more were injured by friendly fire in Jabalia, and an estimated 800,000 Palestinians have fled Rafah.234 The Rafah crossing remained closed, and Egypt blamed Israel for blocking aid from entering Gaza.56 In the West Bank, Israeli settlers looted aid trucks, destroyed food packages, and torched vehicles that they mistakenly believed were delivering aid to Palestinians, injuring drivers, two Isra ..read more
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For Joe Biden
Harper's Magazine
by John R. MacArthur
1M ago
A version of this column originally ran in Le Devoir on March 30, 2024. Translated from the French by Elettra Pauletto. I am no great supporter of Joe Biden, nor of his first-term record. I believe that his destruction of Bernie Sanders’ social-democratic movement, carried out with the complicity of Democratic Party leaders, was devastating. I find it more useful and interesting to criticize Biden’s ultra-centrist policies than to add my voice to the anti-Trump hysteria that dominates my natural habitat among right-minded New Yorkers. The media’s absurdly enthusiastic response to Biden’s ..read more
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Weekly Review
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1M ago
Three hundred sixty thousand people were forced to flee Rafah after Israel issued evacuation orders.12 The Israeli military continued its assault on northern Gaza, and Israeli settlers raided the West Bank, attacking Palestinians and setting their land on fire.345 Egypt said it would join with South Africa in its genocide case against Israel at the International Court of Justice, and in Tel Aviv, Israeli police used water cannons to break up a demonstration of thousands of protesters demanding that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secure a hostage release deal and then resign.678 After the Is ..read more
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Weekly Review
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1M ago
In Cairo, ceasefire talks have ended at an impasse after Israel rejected Hamas’s demand to end the war in exchange for the release of hostages.12 “Nobody needs to tell me what to do or how to do it,” Netanyahu reportedly told his cabinet.3 In Tel Aviv, Al Jazeera has been ordered to shut down all local operations.4 The Israeli military ordered an evacuation in Rafah, where more than half of Gaza’s population currently resides, including more than 600,000 children, and the UN warned of potential impending “slaughter,” as Israel prepares for an expanded offensive after a recent air strike that k ..read more
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Weekly Review
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1M ago
The United States approved $61 billion in aid to Ukraine for its military counteroffensive against Russia, $26 billion in aid to Israel for its campaign against Gaza, and $8 billion in aid to Indo-Pacific allies to deter China.123 Approximately $1 billion in the package is earmarked for humanitarian assistance to Gaza, but none of it will be allotted to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, the largest humanitarian group serving Gaza, which made a flash appeal for $1.21 billion in emergency funds.45 Israel’s claim that a number of the organization’s employees participated ..read more
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