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Never Underestimate Israeli Ingenuity

Joshua Gleis | Posted 05.01.2012 | World
Joshua Gleis

As the battle of both words and deeds heats up between Iran and the west, some experts have begun to question whether Israel even truly has the capabi...

American Jews Need to See Israel's Footnote -- Oscar or No

Bradley Burston | Posted 04.24.2012 | Home
Bradley Burston

In a stark variation on the concept of two countries divided by a common language, American Jews and Israelis are two peoples unified by their lack of that shared tongue.

Watching the Barrier's Checkpoints

Yermi Brenner | Posted 03.06.2012 | World
Yermi Brenner

The Separation Barrier was built by the Israeli government to prevent uncontrolled entry of Palestinians into Israel. My latest video report focuses on organization of Israeli women peace-activists who visit these checkpoints on a daily basis.

IDF Training Israeli Settlers Ahead Of 'Mass Disorder' Expected In September

Haaretz | Chaim Levinson | Posted 10.30.2011 | World

The IDF has conducted detailed work to determine a "red line" for each settlement in the West Bank, which will determine when soldiers will be ordered...

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

Bradley Burston | Posted 10.25.2011 | World
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?

Israeli Air Strikes Hit Gaza After Eilat Attacks

BBC | Posted 10.18.2011 | Home

The Israeli military has carried out air strikes over the Gaza Strip, targeting those it blamed for a series of deadly attacks in southern Israel. ...

Conflict Resolution Commandos: A Response to the Flotilla

Roi Ben-Yehuda | Posted 08.28.2011 | World
Roi Ben-Yehuda

Imagine back in 2010 if instead of masked men with guns, trained for intense warfare at sea, boarding a ship in the dead of night, the IDF had dispatched an elite unit of conflict resolution specialists. Could the tragedy at sea been averted?

For Palestinians, Every Day is Nakba Day

Bradley Burston | Posted 07.23.2011 | World
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.

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

Bradley Burston | Posted 06.14.2011 | World
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.

Next Step: Repeal "DADT" for Mentally Ill Troops

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

I applaud the recent repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. When will that same openness and tolerance come for mentally ill troops?

Disaster 101: Guns on College Campuses

Victor Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Victor Schwartz

More students carrying guns at colleges and universities will lead to significantly more deaths than would be prevented by attempts to stop what are very rare mass attacks or even homicides.

End of War: To the End of the Land by David Grossman

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nina Sankovitch

To the End of the Land is about war, identity, family, motherhood, friendship, faith (both secular and religious), passion, and love.

Collateral Damage: The Hidden Costs of the Ariel Boycott

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Boycotts focus on arresting the most valuable yet vulnerable freedoms: freedom of thought. Like a cluster bomb, boycotts are not particularly surgical in its strike, instead reeking extensive collateral damage.

Lebanon's Jews: Loyalty to Whom? BBC Documentary Tracks Vanished Community

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

First came the book, then the documentary, on Lebanon's Jews who pine for their birthplace, singers Fairouz, Sabah and Wadih El Safi, and recall their...

Yes, War Does Have Rules

Bill Van Esveld | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill Van Esveld

Many Israelis take the laws of war seriously. Yet Israel has not incorporated them into domestic legislation; Israeli military law does not specify various war crimes.

A Flotilla for Gilad Shalit

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

Jewish groups should organize an international flotilla for Gilad Shalit that should land in Gaza and ask for a Red Cross visit for the Jewish prisoner.

"There Are No Civilians During Wartime." Rachel Corrie's Family Confronts the Israeli Military in Court

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Blumenthal

The treatment of Rachel Corrie's body is peripheral to her family's lawsuit. But it demonstrates the degree to which she and those whose homes she died defending have been dehumanized.

"Price Tag" Reprisals Against Palestinians in Hebron

Joseph Dana | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph Dana

Since last week's fatal shooting of four settlers from the settlement of Beit Haggai, Palestinians in the area have been subjected to what the settlers call "price tag" reprisal attacks and repeated Israeli army incursions.

A New Path to the Two-State Solution

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hoyt Hilsman

It won't be all smooth sailing, but economic progress on the West Bank may undercut those who advocate violence and confrontation, as more and more Palestinians and Israelis see a sliver of hope for the future.

Israeli Military Fighting for the Narrative, Online

Yermi Brenner | Posted 04.08.2012 | World
Yermi Brenner

My report does not investigate the events on board the Mavi Marmara. There are plenty of committees who will look into that. Instead, I focus on how the Israeli military used online tools to deliver its narrative of the events, to the global audience.

Israeli soldier mocks Palestinian prisoners in photos

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

Highlighting the cold indifference and cruelty that has come to characterize the Israeli occupation, a recently discharged soldier has posted photos o...

Israelis Need a Gandhi of Their Own

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

As the Jewish state begins to examine its own actions and decision-making in the flotilla disaster, it is becoming that much clearer that Israelis need, for their own sake, to begin to study non-violence.

Israeli Victimhood: A Threat to the Jewish State

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

The headline excited me. "Analysis: Trying one soldier for Gaza war crime doesn't solve root of problem," it read. Finally, a discussion of the Isra...

Tens of Thousands of Palestinians Subject to Deportation Under New Israeli Military Order

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

Israeli human rights organizations say that a new military order could lead to the deportation of tens of thousands Palestinian residents of the West Bank.

Gays in the Israeli Military

Yermi Brenner | Posted 04.08.2012 | World
Yermi Brenner

The Israeli military's liberal approach towards gays was a stepping stone for acceptance of homosexuals in other branches of the Israeli security forces and in the Israeli society in general.