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An Invitation for Tea With the Shin Bet, Israel's General Security Service

Hagai El-Ad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagai El-Ad

Israel is not China nor Russia. In order to ensure that it does not end up resembling them, the time has come for the Israeli public to summon the Shin Bet for a conversation over a cup of tea.

Seeing Israel as it Is from Afar, but Not Keeping a Distance

Hagai El-Ad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagai El-Ad

Sometime between Israel's first Human Rights March in Tel Aviv and getting falsely arrested in Sheikh Jarrah, I had the pleasure of being one of close to 2,000 participants in the annual Limmud in the UK.

Former Knesset Speaker Avraham (Avrum) Burg Joins the Sheikh Jarrah Protests

Hagai El-Ad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagai El-Ad

Sheikh Jarrah -- an East Jerusalem neighborhood where Jewish settlers, backed by the Israeli courts, are gradually displacing Palestinian residents -- is "turning into a powder keg," says the former Speaker of the Knesset.

Netanyahu on Goldstone: "Looking Into" Doing the Right Thing, for the Wrong Reasons

Hagai El-Ad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagai El-Ad

We certainly do not want Israel to take its moral cues from Hamas, nor use that organization's abuses as excuses for inaction.

Thousands Join Together in Israel's First Human Rights March

Hagai El-Ad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagai El-Ad

In an unprecedented show of strength, diversity, and optimism, more than 5,000 people marched together in Tel Aviv on December 11, in Israel's first H...

Democracy, Human Rights, Us. No Way We're Giving Them Up.

Hagai El-Ad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagai El-Ad

A state in which human rights are conditional is no democracy at all, and there is no way we will allow Israel to slide down that slippery slope.

I'm No Triathlete

Hagai El-Ad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagai El-Ad

This triathlon is my personal pledge. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

From Ni'ilin to Chernobyl and Back, in Under a Week

Hagai El-Ad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagai El-Ad

An IDF officer allegedly orders one of his soldiers to shoot a bound, blind-folded Palestinian detainee at close range.

Jerusalem 42 Years Later: Where East and West Are Worlds Apart

Hagai El-Ad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagai El-Ad

Hundreds of Jerusalemites, Israelis and Palestinians, demonstrated together near the Old City's Damascus Gate, protesting the denial of human rights to nearly a third of the city's population.