The Irony of Erasing Arabic

A new proposed law in the Knesset would remove Arabic as an official language of Israel. Liora Halperin says this ignores the history of Hebrew’s own struggles.

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How Israel Hides Its Asylum Seeker Problem

‘There is no asylum seeker problem in Israel,’ Netanyahu claims. Elizabeth Tsurkov says that’s true —  but only because Israel has figured out how to make the problem invisible.

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Blaming the Messenger on E. Jerusalem Settlements

Israel is pushing the story that Peace Now is at fault for exposing its plans to build in occupied East Jerusalem. Which is kind of like blaming the Internet for bad news you posted.

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Who By the Sword?

The Unetaneh Tokef prayer always sounds so harsh, Gerald Zelizer writes. But is there a way to understand it as a description of the randomness in the universe?

Israel’s Culture of Debate Needs Serious Fixing

Responding to Mairav Zonszein’s New York Times op-ed, Elan Ezrachi and Naamah Kelman remind us that the left also plays a part in Israel’s dysfunctional culture of debate.

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