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Eliciting Fear at Home and Abroad, Israel Seeks to Downgrade Democracy

Peter Mellgard | Posted 02.04.2015 | World
Peter Mellgard

As European governments, one by one, vote to recognize a Palestinian state, Israelis are wrestling with their own questions of national identity in a polarizing debate that some say will destroy the state of Israel in its current form.

Israel Mulls Hard-Line Legislation After Attacks

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN and ARON HELLER | Posted 01.23.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a move likely to further inflame tensions with Israel's Arab citizens, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a bill to legally ...

Town's Mayoral Election Reflects Israel's Secular And Religious Tension

Reuters | Posted 03.14.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - A bitter mayoral race in a town that has become a symbol of religious and political divisions in Israel ended on Wednesday with the victor...

President Obama's UN Speech: A Must-Read for Supporters of Israel

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Especially in light of a new heavy-handed $6.5 million ad campaign by the Republican Jewish Coalition, all voters who are concerned about President Obama's position on Iran or continued U.S. support for Israel should -- no, must -- read the address he delivered to the UN General Assembly.

Israel 'Pays Up' To Get Rid Of African Migrants

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 06.08.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- African migrants who entered Israel illegally will be given cash incentives if they leave on their own soon, or they will face expulsion,...

Surprise, Surprise! Palestinians Won't Recognize Jewish State

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Z. Chesnoff

How does Palestinian negotiator Shaath expect to win Israeli confidence and concessions for peace if Palestinians still refuse to accept Israel's Jewishness?