Time To Say Goodbye
Time To Say Goodbye
Embracing U.F.O.s and rejecting Zionism, with Arielle Angel

Embracing U.F.O.s and rejecting Zionism, with Arielle Angel

The editor-in-chief of Jewish Currents explains why she believes “in everything” except the Israeli government

Hello from a freezer full of “non-human biologics”! 

This week, we speak with Arielle Angel, editor-in-chief of Jewish Currents and known alien stan. (3:30) We get her thoughts on last week’s Congressional hearings (nothing a true believer like Arielle didn’t already know) and what aliens are up to when they visit Earth. (26:15) In our main segment, we discuss the democratic crisis in Israel spurred by Netanyahu’s far-right coalition and (34:00) what this moment could mean for the Palestinian national movement, both in Israel/Palestine and the U.S. diaspora. (43:00) We also hear how Arielle arrived at her current politics. 

In this episode, we ask: 

If aliens are real, why didn’t Trump tell us?!

Have the centrist protests against the Israeli government made BDS seem less extreme? 

What can the Jewish left teach us about doing identity-based organizing while simultaneously denouncing the validity of identitarian nationalism? 

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If you’re feeling extra inspired, you can read Arielle’s fiction, Jay’s novel, and Tammy’s poetry

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