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Can a 37-Year-Old Model-Turned-Liberal Politician Win in Israel?

Last semester, GW For Israel, a Jewish student group at George Washington University, got a rare call from the Israeli embassy. Idan Roll, the country’s new deputy foreign minister, wanted to come to campus to speak. On a good night, the group’s events might draw a couple dozen students. But on a Tuesday in late November, more than 80 Jewish students, student council members and college... read more .

Hamid Karzai criticises US move to divide Afghan assets between aid and 9/11 victims

Six months after the Taliban retook Afghanistan, FRANCE 24 spoke to former Afghan president Hamid Karzai, who remains in the country. Karzai strongly criticised the Biden administration's recent decision to unfreeze Afghan assets but divide the funds between aid to Afghanistan and victims of the 9/11 attacks, saying the funds "belong to the Afghan people". He also said he... read more .

Is the NFL Run Like a Plantation?

Ahead of the Super Bowl this weekend, we speak to former National Football League player Donté Stallworth about racism and anti-Blackness in the league. Last week, former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores sued the NFL , as well as three teams — the Dolphins, Broncos and Giants — for discriminating against him as a Black candidate during his interview process.  Read more .

The Trauma of Homelessness and White Saviour Complex

This is the true story of what happened when all the trauma was supposed to be over, when I left my “home” on the park bench on the outskirts of Salt Lake City for the last time in 2017. People like to call this transitional period an “emergence,” lending a triumphal note to the narrative—the unhoused person escaping a disturbing chrysalis to become... read more .