Is the practice of "shooting to kill" Palestinians in the West Bank and inside Israel an ethical policy? And, is it effective as a deterrent in the difficult security situation we face in Israel in recent months (and years and decades...)?
After seven decades of largely violent conflict, the Palestinian people must now come to the conclusion, if they have not already, that violence against the Israelis is counterproductive and only plays into the hands of the extreme right and weakens moderate Israelis.
Even amid a worsening situation in Palestine, I still witnessed beauty and was touched by all whom I met. I had never felt more taken care of. I didn't want to leave.
For a number of years now, prominent Democrats have also been advocating very dangerous ideas, with Democratic leaders also defending the large-scale killing of civilians in the name of "fighting terrorism."
Palestinians and Israelis need to wake up to the new reality that they both face a greater enemy than each other. ISIS, and whatever other form radical extremist Islam will produce, has Israel and Palestinians on their shopping list.
History's lessons hang over our moment. What begins with the Jews never ends with the Jews. Now is the time for Americans to take action. For the sake Israel and America, for the sake of our shared values and our common future, we must stop BDS dead in its tracks. Nothing less than our very way of life is at stake.
What does a person who has served three of four years, in the case of an officer, feel when finally they give back their guns at the end of their service knowing that they will have to serve in the reserves for many years to come.
Poem on the Way Home from Tel Aviv I want to say that Haifa's coast outside the train window is beautiful, but not any more or less than any other...
For some time, we have seen a growing climate of intimidation in Israel aimed at silencing non-governmental organizations that monitor human rights and report on the situation in the Palestinian Territory.
The deadlock in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process appears to be illogical and unsettling as a majority of Israelis and Palestinians realize that coexistence, whether under conditions of enmity or friendship, is a fact that neither side can change short of a catastrophe.
Contrary to Prime Minister Netanyahu's assertion, the occupation erodes rather than buttresses Israel's national security and cannot be justified on either security or moral grounds.
On December 9, 1987, the deaths of four Palestinian refugees plunged the nation of Israel into four years of strikes, boycotts, beatings, shootings, and gassings as Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem rebelled against their Israeli occupiers.
What does the future for interreligious dialogue look like in Israel? At a time when stabbings on the street have become almost a daily occurrence and...
We need to separate from the Palestinians. Not for them, for us. But that separation needs to be based on strict security measures and take into account the worst case scenarios.
As a concerned Jewish student, the anti-Semitism and violence has to stop. But at the end of the day, we are all people and all lives matter, regardless of race, religion and beliefs. Violence worldwide has escalated recently and that needs to stop.
On November 24, 2015 the General Assembly of the United Nations passed six anti-Israeli resolutions -- in one day. Some of them relate to issues that should be addressed: Occupation, settlement building, Palestinian rights, peace. But the text of each and every one is outrageous.