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Palestinians, Blacks, and Jews Living in a World of Trauma

David A. Love | Posted 08.08.2014 | Black Voices
David A. Love

All three groups have been dehumanized as the "other," the bogeymen that will destroy if they are not destroyed. And all of us know what it is like to be trapped in the ghetto and have the walls close in on them, and all know how it feels when the lynch mob comes.

How Israel Targets Its Palestinian Christian Citizens

Nadim Nashif | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Nadim Nashif

Palestinian citizens do not want separate representation: We want equal representation and equal rights as well as recognition of our rights as an indigenous part of the Palestinian people as a whole.

New Israeli Law Legally Divides Christian And Muslim Arab Population

Haaretz | Jonathan Lis | Posted 02.26.2014 | Religion

The Knesset on Monday approved a controversial law, whose ultimate aim, according to its sponsor, is to distinguish between Muslim and Christian Arab ...

Shulamit Aloni -- I Cannot Imagine Israel Without Her Meretz

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

The word 'Meretz' means energy in Hebrew, and Aloni's unique energy mobilized change in Israel on all human dimensions since its founding more than half a century ago.

How to Begin After Prawer-Begin

Rabbi David Seidenberg | Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion
Rabbi David Seidenberg

Now that the Prawer-Begin Plan is dead, it's time to look at how we got here. Why are there so many unrecognized Bedouin villages? Did they spring up not only carelessly but nefariously, as many supporters of the Prawer-Begin Plan maintained?

'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?

Israel's New Generation of Leaders Begins to Speak Up

Alan Elsner | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
Alan Elsner

One of the unexpected results of last January's Israeli election was the emergence of 47 new members of parliament, 13 of them under the age of 40, who have taken their places among the 120 Knesset members.

Resisting Racism And Keeping The Light Of Hope Alive

Ron Kronish | Posted 07.03.2013 | Religion
Ron Kronish

Almost every week there is a hate crime perpetrated by Jewish nationalists against Arabs or Arab institutions in Israel. This must stop. Our law enforcement authorities must arrest the perpetrators.

In Search Of A Common Denominator

Yuli Edelstein | Posted 06.23.2013 | Religion
Yuli Edelstein

Armed with our faith on the one hand, and technological advancement on the other, we know that there is a common denominator shared by Diaspora Jewry and the State of Israel: contribution to humanity. The Genesis Prize will epitomize this common denominator.

Israel's Novice Lawmakers Feel Their Way

The Media Line | Linda Gradstein | Posted 04.22.2013 | World

By Linda Gradstein/The Media Line Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened his most recent copy of Time magazine, with its list of the 100 most inf...

Bibi Needs More Time To Form Coalition

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2013 | World

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, March 1 (Reuters) - Deadlocked talks with potential coalition partners have forced Israeli Prime Minister ...

Why It Is Taking Israel So Long To Form A Gov't

The Media Line | Linda Gradstein | Posted 02.21.2013 | World

By Linda Gradstein/The Media Line It is now a full month since the Israeli public went to the polls, but the winner, Prime Minister Binyamin Netany...

Inside the Israeli Elections

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 01.24.2013 | World
Matthew RJ Brodsky

What comes next in the political horse-trading necessary to create a governing coalition will be interesting and Netanyahu has many possibilities.

Netanyahu's Coalition Loss May Usher in an "Israeli Spring"

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 03.24.2013 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud/Beitenu right wing slate limped across the Israeli electoral finish line, leaving a trail of lost Knesset seats in its wake and the loss of incalculable political fortune. It will surely represent a personal rebuke and a vote of popular no confidence in Netanyahu's leadership.

The Israeli Elections: The Left in Search of Identity

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 03.06.2013 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

With the center and left so fragmented over their priorities, unable to find the minimal workable common denominator, Netanyahu cruises ever more easily towards another term.

Israel's Defense Minister Quits

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 01.26.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak abruptly quit politics Monday, potentially robbing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of a key al...

The Israel Elections: Expect More Surprises

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 12.26.2012 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

The latest political drama in always dramatic Israel deals with the decision by PM Netanyahu to call early elections, almost a year ahead of time, and with what has already transpired since then, and what is still in store.

Taking Responsibility -- Not Making Excuses

Daniel Nehemia | Posted 12.05.2012 | Teen
Daniel Nehemia

My entry into politics comes out of love: love for the people in Israel, love for the desire to help change the system from inside.

Israel's Migron Residents Want to Remain Home

Anav Silverman | Posted 08.18.2012 | World
Anav Silverman

Until 2006, residents in Migron lived quietly, certain that their children would continue to flourish in a safe and happy environment embodied by the values of their community.

Incitement in Tel Aviv

Jeremy Ben-Ami | Posted 05.25.2012 | World
Jeremy Ben-Ami

Seeing pictures and reading first-hand reports of Wednesday night's riot in which Jews targeted African refugees in Tel Aviv left me shocked and saddened.

Netanyahu Creates a Big New Government to Do Nothing But Survive

James Zogby | Posted 05.12.2012 | World
James Zogby

Don't hold your breath expecting big things, either bad or good, from this big new government. Expect, instead, business as usual.

Welcome to Israel's Seasonal Political Charade

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 06.18.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

To overcome Israel's debilitating political party structure, there is an urgent need to support the creation of a single party consisting of the left and left-of-center parties.

Gingrich Sets Aside Common Sense When It Comes to Palestine

Ahmad Tibi | Posted 04.10.2012 | World
Ahmad Tibi

We Palestinians are no Johnny-come-lately. Our ties to this land go back centuries, as most historians will tell you. The fanciful history of Professor Gingrich, however, seems more to do with securing the Republican nomination than with speaking the truth.

Israeli Lawmaker Suspended For Racy Poem

AP | Posted 03.18.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — The Israeli parliament's ethics committee has suspended a lawmaker for reciting an innuendo-laden poem mocking a colleague who herse...

Parliament Suspends Member After Water-Tossing Incident

AP | Posted 03.11.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — The ethics committee of Israel's parliament has suspended a lawmaker for dumping water on a colleague during a heated debate. Durin...