“Israel is less tolerant than 20-30 years ago. I think there is self censorship, which is worse than governmental censorship.”
This kind of incendiary discourse did not start inside Israel, and its center of activity is certainly not in Israel.
Under the present circumstances, Mairav Zonszein asks how the left can possibly hope to shift the discourse, much less end the occupation.
What exactly is it about Israel that is crushing the Democratic Party’s hopes and standing in the way if their unity?
Ayman Odeh’s refusal to enter Jewish Agency offices contains a lesson for the U.S. Jewish establishment, which puts too much focus on open dialogue, Mairav Zonszein argues.
A Jewish-born woman’s marriage to a Muslim man was met with crude protests in Israel. It is a bad sign for Israeli democracy that a court allowed such a demonstration, writes Mairav Zonszein.
An Israeli high school teacher faces dismissal following a student’s complaint that he expressed radical ‘leftist’ views — like saying that some IDF activities are immoral — in the classroom.
Violence by settlers in the West Bank against Palestinians is on the rise while the Israeli government does nothing. Mairav Zonszein thinks it’s time to name this problem as a serious impediment to peace.
It was almost a moving moment. Two children, a Jew and a Palestinian, lock hands in a gesture of peace. What happened next should break anyone’s heart.
Israel can spend as much money as it likes on public relations or hasbara. None of it will work as long as the occupation of the Palestinian territories continues, Mairav Zonszein writes.