Who’s a “Bad Jew”?

by John Feffer In the TV show Transparent, the Pfeffermans are an infuriating family. Mort, the patriarch, is transitioning to Maura, and much of the focus of the show is on the transgender experience. But it’s hard to miss that Maura… Continue Reading  

Central American Refugees Struggle for Protection in Southern Mexico

by Laura Weiss On September 19 and 20, world leaders will convene at the UN General Assembly for the first-ever Summit for Refugees and Migration. Although focusing primarily on the refugee crisis in Syria, the Summit provides an opportunity to… Continue Reading  

Open Letter from Iranian Civil Society Activists and Intellectuals on the Nuclear Deal

by Masoud Adib and others This letter from Iranian civil society activists and intellectuals to the American people appeared last month on the website of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver.

The Glimmers of a New Afghanistan?

by Ann Jones I went to Kabul, Afghanistan, in March to see old friends.  By chance, I arrived the day after a woman had been beaten to death and burned by a mob of young men.  The world would soon… Continue Reading  

Q&A: “The Israeli Boycott Movement Is Not Anti-Semitic”

via IPS News Rabbi Brant Rosen leads a congregation in Evanston, Illinois and is author of the new book, Wrestling in the Daylight: A Rabbi’s Path to Palestinian Solidarity. Speaking with Mitchell Plitnick, Rosen, co-chair of the Rabbinical Council of Jewish… Continue Reading