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Israeli Law Banning Entry To Critics Of The Regime Draws International Outrage

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 03.22.2017 | World

A law barring foreigners from entering Israel if they back boycotts against the country is causing alarm among liberal American Jews and others who pe...

Tyranny of the Israeli Majority?

Daniel Sokatch | Posted 01.28.2017 | World
Daniel Sokatch

By passing the "transparency" bill, Israel risks joining the ranks of countries like Russia, China and Iran that stifle voices of opposition and view human rights organizations as foreign agents and threats to be eliminated.

'Boycott, Divest and Sanction:' a Jewish Conundrum

Tim Arnold | Posted 06.09.2015 | New York
Tim Arnold

On a late Tuesday afternoon, April 8, 2014, I attended a rally sponsored by the JCC protesting UJA's inclusion of "extremist anti-Israel organizations" to march in the Celebrate Israel Parade on June 1 in NYC.

Financing the Flames -- NIF Parade Fracas Pushes Outraged Jewish Groups to Define Mainstream

Edwin Black | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Edwin Black

The outrage in some American, Jewish, and Israeli circles over the NIF's inclusion in the highly visible parade, formerly known as the Israel Day Parade, may be more than just a passing horn blast.

Financing Mideast Flames -- Confronting BDS and the New Israel Fund

Edwin Black | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Edwin Black

At a time when boycott, divestment and sanctions is seen as a viable threat to Israel, many are asking where the oxygen for the BDS movement is coming from.

Reclaiming Zionism

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 09.07.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Can we embrace the numerous challenges Israel faces on behalf of the Global Jewish People, knowing that our disagreements are part of Zionism in-progress? Said simply, is it possible for Jews who disagree to see each other as partners in building our people's home?

Israeli Democracy Is Safer Than We Think

Brent E. Sasley | Posted 01.23.2012 | World
Brent E. Sasley

Israeli democracy is greatly endangered, and those who will suffer will be the Palestinians, the secular, the foreign workers, the leftists; in short, everyone who isn't haredi, secular nationalist, or religious nationalist.

The Real Case Against Palestinian UDI

Dovid Efune | Posted 11.19.2011 | World
Dovid Efune

Last Thursday I attended a luncheon, organized by The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, to honor departing Moroccan Amb...

Fair-Weathered Zionists

David Suissa | Posted 10.04.2011 | World
David Suissa

What do you do if an annoying and exasperating friend gets in trouble and really needs your help? And what do you do if that friend is also a blood re...

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.

The Unorthodox Solution: Embracing Pluralism And Reason In Israeli Society

Daniel Sokatch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Daniel Sokatch

When dozens of Israeli ultra-Orthodox rabbis signed a formal edict prohibiting Jews from renting or selling real estate to non-Jews, the ensuing uproar was reassuring to those of us working for a democratic, pluralist Israel.

Jew vs. Jew? Protests, Threats Reach Fever Pitch over Israel

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

This week, New York City's Jewish community is riven by protests, counterprotests, and now, threats of Jew-on-Jew intimidation over the question of Israel and the Palestinians.

Dr. Gordis's Jewish Problems

Charles London | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charles London

Suggesting that criticism will lead to the end of the Jewish people not only sows paranoia and division, it also shares a totalitarian logic with a wide array of past dictators. It's a sure way to lose a war.

It Is No Dream

Michal Lewin-Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michal Lewin-Epstein

Im Tirtzu,a new Zionist group, and its followers seek to delegitimize the New Israel Fund, and sixteen organizations the fund supports, as well as to intimidate these types of groups from exposing misconduct.

Defending New Israel Fund

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

Dissent is at the root of all healthy democracies, for without dissent, without the ability to speak up and express one's opinion in opposition to tho...

The Other Israeli Siege

Ami Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ami Kaufman

What seems to have slipped under the radar overseas is a siege of a totally different kind: the siege on Israeli democracy itself.

Imagine That: Community Organizing Could be the Key to Peace and Prosperity in Israel

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond Leon Roker

While Palin intended her jab to belittle Obama's experience, it in fact helped galvanize those of us who know just how critical, challenging and imperative a role community organizers play.