Why Is the Israeli Right So Terrified of Cultural Expression?

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by Orly Noy Should a stranger come upon the public discussions happening in Israel over the past few years, he or she would be under the impression that the country is a global cultural powerhouse. From Al-Midan Theater, Jaffa’s Arab… Continue Reading  

How I Stopped Ignoring NGO Monitor and Started Fighting Back

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by Michael Sfard Around a decade ago, a new Israeli organization appeared out of nowhere. It had a name that sounded like a piece of medical equipment: NGO Monitor. The organization was founded by a Bar Ilan professor named Gerald… Continue Reading  

Israel’s Sordid History of Supporting Dictatorships

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By Eitay Mack  The Netanyahu government was silent in January when the Trump Administration omitted any reference to Jewish victims from its official statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Netanyahu government was silent in July when Trump chose to be the… Continue Reading  

New Senior Adviser to US Ambassador to Israel: Ideology Trumps Experience

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by Marsha B. Cohen Aryeh Lightstone, an orthodox rabbi with no diplomatic experience, is now the senior adviser to US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman. In 2014-15, Lightstone served as CEO of Shining City, an American organization that has provided… Continue Reading  

Two Weakened Leaders

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by James J. Zogby US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have a lot in common. Both are in trouble, confronting problems that are more legal than political. And as commentators, here and in Israel have noted,… Continue Reading