“I would encourage other governments, and militaries, still struggling with the issue of transgenderism to look to Israel for guidance.”4
You can’t claim to represent the “American Jewish community” if you advocate for a Western Wall policy that alienates its fastest-growing group.12
American Jewish leaders have decried Israel’s Kotel decision, Rabbi Brant Rosen notes. But when will they speak against its treatment of Palestinians?24
The Egyptian spy drama “Alzyb’a” portrays Israelis in a somewhat positive light, but also contains anti-Semitic stereotypes.
The government suspended plans to build a mixed-prayer section at the Western Wall due to Haredi political pressure — but things might be shifting.27
Jewish writers mostly argued that freezing the plan to build an egalitarian prayer space was self-serving and would alienate Diaspora Jews.
Students at San Francisco State are suing the university, alleging a hostile atmosphere towards Jews.
A new code of ethics that would ban professors from discussing politics in college classrooms has caused heated debate in Israel.
Partisans on both sides of the Israel-Palestine divide employ the same poisonous rhetoric against each other — with only a word or phrase difference.
Cabinet ministers driving up to Jerusalem late on the afternoon of June 5, the first day of the Six-Day War, to attend a meeting in the Knesset found their cars incongruously mixed in with an armored column heading for battle. A few miles before Jerusalem, the traffic sorted itself out — the tanks and half-tracks turned left to the war, and the ministers continued straight on to Jerusalem to decide the direction the war would take.
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