Mairav Zonszein


Israeli Teacher May Lose Job Over 'Leftist' Views

By Mairav Zonszein

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Israel Must Stop Settler Violence

By Mairav Zonszein

Israel Must Stop Settler Violence
Violence by settlers in the West Bank against Palestinians is on the rise while the Israeli government does nothing. Mairav Zonszein thinks it’s time to name this problem as a serious impediment to peace.Read More


Handshake to Hate — Caught on Video

By Mairav Zonszein

Handshake to Hate — Caught on Video
It was almost a moving moment. A Palestinian child, only 6 years old, goes up to a Jewish child of Israeli settlers and offers him a handshake.Read More


You Can't Rebrand the Occupation

By Mairav Zonszein

You Can't Rebrand the Occupation
Israel can spend as much money as it likes on public relations or hasbara. None of it will work as long as the occupation of the Palestinian territories continues, Mairav Zonszein writes.Read More


Israelis Who Don't Know Occupation Can't Preach to Palestinian Stone-Throwers

By Mairav Zonszein

Israelis Who Don't Know Occupation Can't Preach to Palestinian Stone-Throwers
Some Israelis were angered by Amira Hass’s piece on Palestinian stone-throwing. But only those who have seen the occupation can understand those who resist it.Read More






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