The Lessons of the 'Lavon Affair'

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.


When 'Apartheid' Could Be the Word

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.


I Know an Apartheid State — And It's Not Israel

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.


Don't Rent Apartments to Lesbians, Says Rabbi

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.

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