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Oded Nir

Oded Nir teaches courses on Israeli culture and society at Queens College, CUNY. He is the author and editor of multiple essays and volumes on Israeli culture and history, and Marxist theory.

Repeating Israel

Many years have passed since Israel was earnestly held up as "a light unto the nations," whether in a religious or more secular-utopian sense. This seems to be changing in the last few years, but with a horrific ironic twist.

BDS and Utopia

The recent upheaval around U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar's criticism of AIPAC (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee) is a sharp demonstration of the dissolution of leftist doxa in the United States.

“Liberalization” and the Search for Radical Change in Israel

2019 has been a very dramatic year in Israeli politics. A political stalemate resulted in the government’s collapse, followed by two consecutive elections due to the failure of Benjamin Netanyahu, usually considered a political miracle worker, to put together a new governing coalition. That in itself should have had the Israeli left looking for a way to reinvent itself, to take advantage of the political crisis. No such luck.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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