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Israel Protests

2nd Israeli Man Sets Himself Ablaze In Protest

AP | Posted 07.22.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israeli police says a second Israeli man has set himself on fire after falling on hard times. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said a ma...

Israeli Protester Who Torched Self In Despair Dies In Hospital

AP | Posted 07.20.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- An Israeli hospital says a man who set himself on fire a week ago to protest the country's high cost of living has died of his wounds. T...

Israeli Lawmaker Makes Shocking Comment About Refugees

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.24.2012 | World

Miri Regev, a member of the Israeli parliament from the right-wing Likud Party, told protesters during a public demonstration on Wednesday that Sudane...

Ultra-Orthodox Don Nazi Garb At Protest, Spark Outrage

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 03.02.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Images of ultra-Orthodox Jews dressing up as Nazi concentration camp inmates during a protest drew widespread condemnation Sunday an...

The Future of J14 in Israel

Brent E. Sasley | Posted 01.08.2012 | World
Brent E. Sasley

J14 is important because of how it began and what it represents, but the key consideration now is how it will pursue its goals of social justice, raising the quality of public services, and changing Israel's socio-economic structures.

Rosh Hashana 5772: Hope And Israel's Social Justice Movement.

Carlo Strenger | Posted 11.29.2011 | Religion
Carlo Strenger

The social justice movement is the beginning of a process of healing: the realization that political process can work through dialogue rather than by power alone...

PHOTOS: 450,000 Israelis Hit The Streets In Country's Largest Demonstration

Posted 11.05.2011 | World

Over 450,000 Israelis hit the streets this weekend to protest the rising cost of living in the Mediterranean country. Demonstrations were held in citi...

More Than 400,000 Protest Israel's High Cost Of Living

AP | By DANIELLA CHESLOW | Posted 11.03.2011 | World

TEL AVIV, Israel -- More than 400,000 Israelis poured into streets in cities across the country Saturday night, Israeli media estimated, in a show of ...

Social Justice Unites Israel More Effectively Than Nationalism

Carlo Strenger | Posted 11.01.2011 | World
Carlo Strenger

Israeli society and its polity have moved towards increasing fragmentation. As opposed to the picture Israel's right wing tries to paint, it goes way beyond the tensions between Jews and Arabs.

Is Israel Beginning to Change?

Anders Persson | Posted 10.18.2011 | World
Anders Persson

When Israelis get out of their protest tents and start debating whether three security guards are more valuable than three teachers, a completely new political debate might open up in Israel.

Israelis Continue To Protest High Cost Of Living

AP | By ARON HELLER | Posted 10.13.2011 | World

JERUSALEM -- Tens of thousands of Israelis poured into streets across the country Saturday for a fourth consecutive week, exanding their protest movem...

Israel's Poorest Sit Out On Demonstrations

AP | TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 10.12.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Arabs and ultra-Orthodox Jews are among the poorest in Israel, but they are almost nowhere to be seen among the hundreds of thousand...

In an Israel Reborn, a Glimpse of a New Israeli

Bradley Burston | Posted 10.11.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

What if, in choosing the Israel we want Israel to become, ordinary people decided they could no longer wait?

A Pessimistic Take on the Likely Outcomes of the Protests in Israel

Brent E. Sasley | Posted 10.09.2011 | World
Brent E. Sasley

Israeli politics is not easily swayed in new directions even by major "shocks," and particularly by public opinion -- which policymakers have traditionally ignored.

270,000 Protest Higher Cost Of Living In Israel

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 10.06.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — At least a quarter of a million Israelis, fed up with the mounting cost of living, poured into the streets of the country's major ci...

Thousands Of Israelis Protest High Cost Of Living

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 09.30.2011 | Business

JERUSALEM — Tens of thousands of Israelis took to the streets nationwide on Saturday to protest rising housing prices in the largest turnout sin...

A Middle East Without a Peace Process?

Time | Tony Karon | Posted 07.16.2011 | World

Welcome to the post-peace process: The drama that unfolded on Israel's boundaries on Sunday as 12 Palestinians were killed in a wave of unarmed civil ...

Blinding the Witnesses

Naomi Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Naomi Klein

There is something way too literal about Israel shooting out the eye of a witness to its crimes. This photograph of Emily Henochowicz's bandaged face needs to be seen by the world.

US Woman Loses Eye After Being Hit During Anti-Israeli Raid Protest

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — An American woman has lost her eye during a demonstration in Jerusalem against Israel's naval raid on a Gaza aid flotilla, a hospita...

Temple Mount Protest: Israel Police Storm Holy Site To Stop Protesters

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli riot police dispersed a crowd of masked Palestinian youths throwing stones in the heart of Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday, i...

Palestinian Protesters Dress As 'Avatar' Characters (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) JERUSALEM -- Palestinian protesters have added a colorful twist to demonstrations against Israel's separation barrier, painting themselves blue a...

Israel Accused Of Trying To Crs political protest

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel is arresting a growing number of prominent opponents to its policies toward the Palestinians, say critics who are accusing th...

The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Why So Global?

Jared Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jared Cohen

What is it about the Arab-Israeli conflict that makes it evoke emotion on such a global scale across such a diverse set of populations? Why does this issue dominate other more local grievances?

Libya's Gadhafi: Arab Countries Should Allow Their Citizens To Fight Israel

AP | OMAR SINAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO, Egypt — An estimated 50,000 people protested in the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria after Friday prayers, joining thousands of people...