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A Disease Israel Must Confront

Alan Elsner | Posted 04.05.2016 | World
Alan Elsner

Sadly, there's nothing new in viewing the maternity ward as another front in the endless war between Jews and Arabs. The two communities certainly see themselves in a demographic battle.

New York Times' Attempted Whitewash of Israel Poll

James Zogby | Posted 03.12.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

The Times has done Israelis, Palestinians, and its readers a disservice.

The Dire Consequences of Revenge and Retribution

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.28.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Any Israeli Jew or Palestinian, regardless of their place of residence (be that in the West Bank or in Israel proper) who wants to prevent this vicious cycle of revenge, must stop and think -- where will all this lead to?

Affirmative Action Matters in Israel, Too

Sigal Alon | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
Sigal Alon

In an attempt to remedy the glaring underrepresentation of several population groups in their student bodies, Israel's top four universities implemented an affirmative action program during the early to mid-2000s.

Manhunt In Israel Bares Tensions Between Jewish And Arab Citizens

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 01.10.2016 | World

Israeli security forces on Friday killed Nashat Melhem, the suspect in the Tel Aviv New Year’s Day shooting that killed three, in a shootout near hi...

The Israeli Arabs: Trailblazers of a Better Middle East

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 08.19.2015 | World
Jonathan Adelman

The violence that has rocked the Middle East since 2011 has largely bypassed Arabs in Israel. Had they risen up they could have cited many causes: job discrimination, racism, an alien national anthem, minimal state funding for education and social services and low income.

The Dangerous Farce

Dana Agmon | Posted 05.14.2016 | World
Dana Agmon

I think Israel needs a revolution. I think Israelis need to freak out, blow a gasket, wig out, and stop being blinded by the sheer idiocy of hate and power. It is time to start acting like the Greeks and Italians and be brave. I think it is time to burn.

Anti-Semitism and Israel's Moral Imperative

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

One would think that those who suffered persecution as much as the Jews would treat others with care and sensitivity. That the victim can become a victimizer is painful to face, but it is a reality nonetheless.

Israeli Knesset Focuses on Unity in Opening Session

Anav Silverman | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
Anav Silverman

The Knesset opening session was buzzing with new faces, as 39 new Members of Knesset joined their veteran colleagues in the swearing in ceremony that took place in the Israeli parliament on Tuesday, March 31.

The Palestinian Arab Citizens of Israel: Pointing the Way Forward

James Zogby | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

That the Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel have fought for their rights for 67 years and continue to advance in their struggle gives me hope. As we approach this years' "Land Day," keep your eyes on this remarkable community. They do, indeed, point the way forward.

Israel and Her Minorities

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen | Posted 05.23.2015 | World
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen

If Israel wishes to be "a light unto the nations" she must put the brakes on this growing intolerant tendency towards 20 percent of its own population. The tragic consequences if she does not will be hard to stop.

Tea Party and Likud East and West: A Symbiosis of Fear and Division

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The Tea Partyers and members of Likud, including Benjamin Netanyahu, give no real alternatives to negotiated settlements other than war.

'The Ballot Is Stronger Than the Bullet'

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 04.21.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The Israeli general election, scheduled for March 17, can be fateful for the Israeli Arabs. If they want equal distribution of resources to improve their socioeconomic conditions, fully integrate into Israeli society, and contribute constructively to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, they must now fully exercise their right to vote and not squander this historic opportunity.

How Netanyahu Committed Political Suicide

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 02.03.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Netanyahu's insistence on passing a bill that will define Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people is as disgraceful as his denial that Israel is not an occupying power. If the bill were to pass now or in the future, it would blow up what's left of Israel's democracy and destroy rather than save the Jews' last haven for which they have yearned for centuries.

The President of Israel Reaches Out to Palestinian Arabs of Israeli Citizenship

Ron Kronish | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
Ron Kronish

I commend President Rivlin for this historic speech. It was a very important first step. But, as one of my Muslim partners in dialogue told me years ago, "Dialogue or talk is not enough!"

Israel: The Danger From Within

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 08.11.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The Israeli public, more so than their misguided political leaders, must wake up to this fateful reality and decide what kind of future to chart for themselves and for future generations.

'The Jewish State of Israel'

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

What will it take to ensure that Israel maintains its Jewish national identity while still preserving its democratic nature, given the gloomy demographic picture?

Reformist Think in Islamic Thought in Israel Today

Ron Kronish | Posted 09.07.2013 | Religion
Ron Kronish

Is it possible that Islam is being reformed? And in Israel! The answer is yes, as I discovered when I attended a fascinating research seminar yesterday at Tel Aviv University on "Contemporary Islamic Thought in Israel".

Love The Stranger As Yourself

Ron Kronish | Posted 06.18.2013 | Religion
Ron Kronish

We must love our fellow Jews as brothers and sisters in a historic, unique collective family, and we must treat the non-Jew with the same dignity that we would wish and envision for ourselves. This is the real meaning of what it means to be "holy" in the "Holy Land" today.

Israeli Arabs: Meh

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2013 | World

By Jihan Abdalla UMM EL-FAHM, Israel, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Disillusioned, disappointed and divided, Israeli Arab voters will traipse to ...

Colors: A Message of Hope for 'World Read Aloud Day' From Our Friends in Jerusalem

Pam Allyn | Posted 05.01.2012 | Good News
Pam Allyn

Literacy has all kinds of benefits that we might not associate immediately with reading and writing. The stories we read and write and share have the power to transcend physical borders as well as boundaries of race and religion.

Defiant Dreamers of Arab-Jewish Coexistence

Dan Fleshler | Posted 08.22.2011 | World
Dan Fleshler

Nazia Masrawa, the mayor of an Arab Israeli town, and Chaim Gaash, the mayor of a nearby Jewish town described a project that is extraordinarily difficult: their townspeople are working together to solve the day-to-day problems shared by both communities.

Of Butchers And Boycotts: The Mladic Arrest Seen From Nazareth And The Netherlands

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 07.28.2011 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

By coincidence, I was thinking about Serbia when I received word of the arrest of Ratko Mladic, the notorious leader of the Serbian extremist forces that devastated Bosnia-Hercegovina.

Arab-Israeli Tennis Star Embodies Coexistence At Duke

The Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

In Israel, it can be easy to choose a side. In the volatile country strained by the tension between Arabs and Jews, some choose to hate. But Duke t...

Hoorah for Hapoel: A Core of Anti-Racism

Dana Agmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dana Agmon

Last week, Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C. won its first game at the UEFA Champions League. It was an emotional moment. But when people refuse to understand that many of us have differing political views, such happiness is short-lived.