Israel: A Middle Eastern State

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by Paul R. Pillar Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a “defining moment in the annals of Zionism and the annals of the state of Israel” when the Knesset enacted earlier this month a basic law (having constitutional status in… Continue Reading  

The Liberal’s Lament over Israel

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by James J. Zogby  I find it exceptionally irritating when I hear liberals worry about whether Israel will be able to remain a “Jewish and Democratic State” if it retains control of occupied Palestinian lands. It’s irritating because Israel is… Continue Reading  

This Is What Annexation Looks Like

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by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man There will be no definitive moment, event or a point in history, when we can say that annexation happened. Israel’s annexation is a process — a deliberate process — which has been carefully planned, began a long… Continue Reading  

Who’s Messianic Now

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by Dorgham Abusalim Not long ago it seemed that the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority were eager to negotiate a peace deal. Secretary of State John Kerry’s leadership of this effort from July 2013 to April 2014 will likely never… Continue Reading  

Israel Passes “Dissenter Ban” Barring Entry to Boycott Advocates

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by Mairav Zonszein As Donald Trump signed a revised travel ban against nationals of six Muslim countries and many refugees, Israel’s Knesset passed a law that bars giving temporary visas or residency to any non-Israeli citizen who has publicly called… Continue Reading