I have called haredim “the Jews’ Jews.” That’s because some Jews show vile and visceral hatred for them, like anti-Semites do for Jews as a whole.
When moderates don’t stop extremists, extremists only grow bolder. Where once there were hundreds espousing an extremist version of Judaism, there is now an entire generation being raised on hate and disrespect for Zionists, police, the army, women, and anyone not like them.
Is more construction in settlement blocs really the solution to the problem that settlement construction creates? Hardly.
In the April 16 New York Times, Marwan Barghouti announced that he and 1,000 other Palestinian prisoners were launching a hunger strike. It’s easy to understand why.
Marwan Barghouti, the imprisoned Palestinian leader, is depicted as both a potential peace broker and a murderer, depending on who you talk to.
Birthright must ensure that young pro-Israel, anti-occupation American Jews like me know if we are still welcome on their program – and welcome in Israel.
Casting Israel’s Haredim as some sort of Black Peril bent on creating an oppressive theocracy is loony.
The sacrifice of a lamb by Jewish religious nationalists was an awkward reminder of the tight spot Benjamin Netanyahu’s government is in as it tries to balance the competing religious claims over arguably the world’s most combustible shrine.
President Obama’s former liaison to the American Jewish Community sounds off on the Trump Administration’s intentional alienation of Jews.
Over thousands of years, the Dead Sea’s sediment and its trapped olive pollen built into layers meters thick. This is the memory of the land, trapped in sediment. In this memory, we also glimpse the future.
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