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Israeli Identity

Obama's Victory and the American Social Contract: Lessons for Israel

Carlo Strenger | Posted 01.13.2013 | World
Carlo Strenger

We in Israel have no choice but to move towards a social contract of mutual respect and equal rights for all, and we should take America's reelection of President Barack Hussein Obama as an inspiration.

Israelis, Resentful Of Orthodox Grip On Society, Fight Back

Posted 12.07.2011 | Religion

By Michele Chabin Religion News Service JERUSALEM (RNS) With its department-store-sized windows, the Kolben Dance Company's studio faces a busy do...

Israel's Ex-Pat Ad Campaign: A Canadian Jew Reacts

Brent E. Sasley | Posted 02.05.2012 | Religion
Brent E. Sasley

Perhaps Canadian Jews accept the importance of Israel to their identity more readily than American Jews. Still, Americans should not be surprised by the campaign. It reflects a decades-old tension within Zionism.

When The Walls Come Tumbling Down

Avraham Burg | Posted 06.01.2011 | Religion
Avraham Burg

The time has come to take the next step and ask whether we can in fact exist at all without an external enemy, without anti-Semitism.