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COVID-19 reaches Gaza as cases spike in the West Bank

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A Palestinian man wearing a protective face mask rides a donkey cart in Gaza City early on March 22, 2020. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour/APA Images)

The Latest: First coronavirus-related Palestinian death reported this week in the West Bank 82 Palestinians in the West Bank tested positive for COVID-19 9 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip tested positive for COVID-19 2,693 Israelis have tested positive for COVID-19 8 Israelis have died from coronavirus-related causes The ministry of health in Gaza said they […]

A Rematch in Michigan

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Rashida Tlaib

Jones Challenges Tlaib This week, Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones officially announced that she will run against Rep. Rashida Tlaib in Michigan’s 13th congressional district. Jones won a special election in 2018 to fill John Conyers’s old seat and, just five weeks later, Tlaib defeated Jones by a slim margin in a crowded Democratic […]

Holding our breath in Bethlehem as springtime passes us by

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Abandoned streets and shuttered businesses near Manger Square in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, one day after the first coronavirus case was confirmed in the city. March 6th, 2020, Yumna Patel/Mondoweiss

The tail end of March and beginning of April is often regarded as the most beautiful season in Palestine. But this year, residents of Bethlehem mourn the passing of spring in quarantine, as the city-wide lockdown enters into its fourth week.

An AIPAC Loss in Illinois

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Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) was arguably the most conservative Democrat in the House and certainly one of AIPAC’s favorite lawmakers. Progressives threw him out.

U.S. sanctions compound the coronavirus crisis in Iran

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COVID-19 patient being treated in Iran, (Fars News Agency)

Covid-19 is becoming a very dire problem in Iran. The situation in Iran is compounded by the fact that the Trump administration imposed a new round of sanctions on Iran pushed by the Israel lobby. Read The Shift, a weekly politics newsletter from Michael Arria taking you to the front lines in the battle over Palestine in the United States.

Biden our time

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Screenshot of Joe Biden's brief address to the American Jewish Committee, June 2, 2019.

The Shift is a weekly politics newsletter from Michael Arria taking you to the front lines in the battle over Palestine in the United States. Got a tip? Send them to [email protected] Sign up for The Shift and other Mondoweiss newsletters here. Joementum After Bernie Sanders became the Democratic frontrunner, we all knew that the […]

Remember when Bloomberg defended shelling a school?

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The Shift, a weekly politics newsletter from Mondoweiss that takes you the front lines in the battle over Palestine in U.S. politics.

Since former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg bought his way into the Democratic race, it’s been a little difficult to keep up with all the stories from his past that are filtering out. One issue that hasn’t got much coverage is his reaction to Israel shelling schools in 2014.

AIPAC and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Winter

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The Shift, a weekly politics newsletter from Mondoweiss that takes you the front lines in the battle over Palestine in U.S. politics.

The Shift is a weekly politics newsletter from Michael Arria taking you to the front lines in the battle Palestine in the United States. Got a tip? Send them to [email protected] Sign up for The Shift and other Mondoweiss newsletters here. Let’s Reminisce About the Time Betty McCollum Kicked AIPAC Lobbyists Out of her Office […]

A Lawsuit, a Resolution, and The Democrats!

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The Shift, a weekly politics newsletter from Mondoweiss that takes you the front lines in the battle over Palestine in U.S. politics.

In the first installment of The Shift, Mondoweiss U.S. correspondent Michael Arria looks at free speech on campus, the Democrats and AIPAC, a surprising declaration from Cambridge, Mass, and other recent political news you might have missed.