Sixty years ago, a burgeoning peace between Israel and the Arab world was torpedoed by the ‘Lavon Affair,’ writes Jerome Chanes. There are echoes of this sabotage today.
Benjamin Pogrund, a South African-born journalist, says the A-word does not currently apply to Israel: There’s no planned institutionalized racism there, and that’s what “apartheid” means.
Wendy Kahn argues that applying the A-word to Israel shows a lack of understanding of true apartheid, which she remembers all too well from South Africa.
A prominent Israeli rabbi has said Jewish law forbids renting an apartment to lesbians. Sigal Samuel says this ruling harms not only the LGBT community, but all minorities.