Why has Israel banned Jewish leftists but not members of Nazi-linked groups?

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by Natasha Roth Israel’s latest step in its self-described “offensive” against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is to include Jewish Voice for Peace, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, and the American Friends Service Committee on a list of organizations whose leading members are banned from entering the… Continue Reading  

Unpacking Anti-Arab Racism in Israel

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by Natasha Roth There is a building on Michelangelo Street in Jaffa, near where I used to live, which for a while featured the sentiment “We have no other country” graffitied in both Arabic and Hebrew, side by side. One day, the… Continue Reading  

West Bank Demolitions: On the Way to Annexation

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by Natasha Roth Demolitions of Palestinian structures in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in 2017 have so far continued at much the same rate as in 2016, a year in which Israel destroyed a record number of buildings in… Continue Reading  

The Problem with Israel’s Heroism Addiction

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by Natasha Roth “A nation without heroes is a house without doors.” So says the grotesque, dictatorial general in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “Autumn of the Patriarch,” after affording equal posthumous honors to several army officers who die in quick succession,… Continue Reading  

UN vote exposes the true face of Israel’s settlement policy

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by Natasha Roth In the summer of 1967, before anyone was aware of just how durable Israel’s occupation of Palestinian and Syrian territory would prove, a movement emerged calling for the newly conquered land to become part of “Greater Israel.” Formed… Continue Reading