A violent display of racism by extreme nationalist supporters of storied Israeli football club Beitar Jerusalem coupled with recent Ethiopian Israeli protests against discrimination and the government's handling of the capture of two Israelis by Hamas has moved racist attitudes towards dark-skinned Jews and Israeli Palestinian up the government's agenda.
Time and again, Jews are persecuted and terrorized. Being Jewish myself, I often ponder the purpose of this relentless agony. Some believe that the atrocities of WWII are unimaginable today.
Although the deal will be signed soon, and although it has been described as a good deal by the relevant parties, there exist several crucial ambiguities and unanswered questions about the IAEA's role and the military dimension of Iran's nuclear program.
Israel's prime minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu declared his intention to throw his yarmulke into the ring as a GOP candidate for President over coffee at Café Yakna in Jerusalem.
Although Jerusalem today is awash in cultural events -- including a light festival, an arts festival in the Musrara neighborhood and the Israel Festival -- there is none as engaging, nor as engaged in the fabric of the city, as the Jerusalem Season of Culture (JSOC).
I am writing you now because you have had a profound impact on my life; because I have listened to, and embraced your music -- which touches my soul in the deepest of ways -- for more years than I can remember.
When Alina Khalaman moved from Kazakhstan to Israel 18 months ago, she never imagined she would find herself learning to become a chef at Tel Aviv's...
Three years ago, the United Nations issued a report predicting that the Gaza Strip would be uninhabitable by 2020. Thanks to Israel's recent attack, this warning appears to have arrived sooner than expected.
One year after the 2014 war that killed more than 2,000 Palestinians and destroyed thousands of houses, people in Gaza are struggling to survive under a crippling blockade.
"The Amnesty reports were just Israeli propaganda, or the best face one could put on the horror Israel inflicted on Gaza."
Let's not kid ourselves. The deal with Iran that President Barack Obama so proudly announced on Tuesday does not prevent the Islamic Republic from becoming a nuclear power. Far from it. The unasked, and unanswered, question in all the predictable hubbub and blather is how much that matters.
Voting against the Iran deal is not just wrong, it is stupid politically. And that, more than anything else, is the reason the agreement will pass. Enjoy the sideshow but that is all it is. The Iran agreement is a done deal.
The current young generation of Israelis and Palestinians need to see each other through a different lens and adjust psychologically to accept that coexistence is irrevocable, and they must choose to either live in constant violent hostility, or in peace.
It is crucial not to raise our expectations and conflate our analysis with hope. The most crucial parts of the deal still remain to be implemented. The current deal is an understanding, agreement and accord.
I'm not new to media comments that go over the top, especially when it happens on the BBC in regard to Israel-related matters. Much has already been written on the topic and it's not for me to rehash it here. But your words were ill-informed at best, malicious at worst.
They are visibly happy in Tehran and they are visibly very unhappy in Jerusalem. If pictures and body language are indicators of actual diplomacy, then the images project a great Iranian victory and consequently a great Israeli defeat.