The Strange Catharsis of Hopelessness in Israel

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by Mairav Zonszein It was hard not to feel just a bit giddy in recent weeks about the possibility that corruption investigations against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may eventually bear fruit. It was also hard not to feel some excitement about… Continue Reading  

By Nixing German FM Meet, Netanyahu Ups Israel’s Tyranny a Notch

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by Mairav Zonszein Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled his meeting on Tuesday with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel just one hour before it was slated to begin, after the latter refused to cancel scheduled meetings with anti-occupation organizations B’Tselem and Breaking the Silence.… 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  

Netanyahu’s Silence on Trump and Anti-Semitism

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by Mairav Zonszein One year ago, former president Barack Obama delivered a speech on International Holocaust Remembrance Day in which he declared, “We are all Jews.” This is a far cry from the statement issued by the Trump Administration last week, which… Continue Reading  

Opposing the Occupation Means Being Anti-Israel, to Netanyahu

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by Mairav Zonszein Since B’Tselem director Hagai El-Ad spoke at the UN Security Council a week ago calling for an end to Israel’s half-century old occupation, the organization has been subject to vicious attacks and delegitimization, including by Prime Minister… Continue Reading