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In Israel, the Future Can Come Down to Just One Night

Bradley Burston | Posted 11.06.2011 | Home
Bradley Burston

How can you tell if a revolution is real? When this all started, I had no idea. But I kept going to the tent camps and to the marches until I learned.

Not Jewish Enough for Glenn Beck -- Nor Israeli Enough

Bradley Burston | Posted 10.22.2011 | Media
Bradley Burston

This has been a summer of astonishments. So it probably should have come as no surprise that Tel Aviv's sudden tent city should have drawn the impossi...

Terrorism, Racism, and the Idea That Israelis Are People, Too

Bradley Burston | Posted 10.25.2011 | Home
Bradley Burston

When opposition to Israeli policies crosses the line into hatred and dark stereotyping of Israelis as a whole, does this not constitute racism?

In an Israel Reborn, a Glimpse of a New Israeli

Bradley Burston | Posted 10.11.2011 | Home
Bradley Burston

What if, in choosing the Israel we want Israel to become, ordinary people decided they could no longer wait?

Fair-Weathered Zionists

David Suissa | Posted 10.04.2011 | Home
David Suissa

What do you do if an annoying and exasperating friend gets in trouble and really needs your help? And what do you do if that friend is also a blood re...

Using Amy Winehouse to Slam Israel, Norway Dead to Club Muslims

Bradley Burston | Posted 09.30.2011 | Home
Bradley Burston

I just listened to a version of "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" by Amy Winehouse, may her memory be for a blessing. Every note, every better-than-perfect ...

The Middle Class Anarchists of Israel's Tent City Revolution

Bradley Burston | Posted 09.28.2011 | Home
Bradley Burston

This revolution is ostensibly about affordable housing. However, it is about much, much more than that. It's about whether people can actually live in a place like this.

Israel's New Boycott Law: The Quiet Sound of Going Fascist

Bradley Burston | Posted 09.14.2011 | Home
Bradley Burston

This is the one. Don't let what we here like to call the relative calm, fool you. When the Knesset passed the boycott law Monday night, it changed the history of the state of Israel.

This Time, Israel Can Pass the Test of the Gaza Flotilla

Bradley Burston | Posted 08.31.2011 | Home
Bradley Burston

Friends of Israel, countries and individuals that sincerely wish Israelis well, should send a message this week: Mr. Netanyahu, Mr. Barak, for your sake, for Israel's sake, let the flotilla sail to Gaza.

Bob Dylan, It Turns Out, Lives in Israel

Bradley Burston | Posted 08.27.2011 | Entertainment
Bradley Burston

Like any true rebbe, certainly like Shlomo Carlebach, Bob Dylan is spectacularly flawed. But like any true rebbe, he has worlds to teach us about ourselves and this life, and we know this much: we are simply not going to get this stuff from anyone else.

Vexed Over Obama, Israel, Death of Mideast Peace? Go Ask Mark Zuckerberg

Bradley Burston | Posted 08.10.2011 | Home
Bradley Burston

It's taken me three weeks, 6,000 miles, and Mark Zuckerberg, to finally get what Benjamin Netanyahu was telling Barack Obama -- and the world -- in Washington those six days in May.

How Obama Divided the Jews, and the Result

Dovid Efune | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics
Dovid Efune

For millennia, diversity of opinion has been a Jewish hallmark, as the old adage goes, 'when you have two Jews, you've three opinions.'

For Palestinians, Every Day is Nakba Day

Bradley Burston | Posted 07.23.2011 | Home
Bradley Burston

There will be those who argue that Jews owe Palestinians nothing in connection with the Nakba. Not true. At the very least, on Nakba Day and every other, Jews owe Palestinians what Jews demand of Palestinians.

Israel at 63: What Part of Shut Up Do You Not Understand?

Bradley Burston | Posted 07.12.2011 | Home
Bradley Burston

I love this place. Take it on faith. I do. I cannot explain it even to my own satisfaction. I am not blind to the faults of this place. I have never b...

Lucas Kavner

Tony Kushner CUNY Controversy Continues: Trustees To Reconvene On Monday | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.06.2011 | Arts

The chairman of the City University of New York (CUNY) Board of Trustees released a public statement today, calling for the board to reconsider its de...

Proud to Be an American

Bradley Burston | Posted 07.03.2011 | Home
Bradley Burston

A long, long night is coming to an end. We are waking to a new day for the world. We are waking to a new day for America. For the entire lifetimes o...

This Passover, We Need The Wicked Child More Than Ever

Bradley Burston | Posted 06.18.2011 | Religion
Bradley Burston

Some of us wince as we read the passage on the Rashah, some of us mumble, some of us skip it altogether. Yet, we do it.

A Letter to Progressive U.S. Jews: These Are Your People

Bradley Burston | Posted 06.14.2011 | Home
Bradley Burston

There is much more that our people, progressive American Jews, can and should do to demonstrate humanist concern on this side of the border.

The Next Israeli-Arab War, Goldstone Will Be There

Bradley Burston | Posted 06.06.2011 | Home
Bradley Burston

Richard Goldstone has given us is an example of someone who is willing, despite everything, to acknowledge when mistaken and to come forward and own up.

A Funeral for the State of Israel

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bradley Burston

We are not the same people that we were before these murders. On both sides, the killing of children leaves terrible scars.

In Israel, the revolution has already begun

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bradley Burston

People often ask why, at a time when revolutionary fervor has seized nation after nation here in the Middle East, no revolt has yet begun in my countr...

Egypt, Israel, and the Sudden Return of Land-For-Peace

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bradley Burston

When the revolution began in Egypt, many in Israel expected it to fail. What is more telling, though, is that so many in Israel quietly wanted it to.

'Hand in Hand, the Army and the People Are One'

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Naiman

The Egyptian military has been considered very loyal to Mubarak. But in a crucial development, protesters have been making a direct moral appeal to the military to choose loyalty to the people.

Think Israel's a Lost Cause? Ten Reasons to Think Again

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bradley Burston

The next Israel -- the Israel which will decide whether a truly democratic Jewish state can exist in this world -- is just beginning.

Israel's Government as a Settlement, Lieberman as the New Sharon

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bradley Burston

Keen to avoid elections at literally all costs, Benjamin Netanyahu's actions in recent weeks mean that his government now meets the five essential criteria of a settlement.