Israel’s War of Attrition on Political Dissent

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by Edo Konrad The war of attrition against Israel’s human rights community took a dark turn last week. Hardly anyone noticed. According to reports, Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin is currently working on a new bill that would outlaw Israeli anti-occupation NGO… Continue Reading  

How the World Missed a Week of Palestinian Civil Disobedience

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by Edo Konrad For many Israelis, the violence over the past few weeks around the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif is little more than a result of Muslim intransigence in the face of legitimate Israeli security concerns. This, after all, has been the major talking… Continue Reading  

Soros, Bannon, and the Anti-Semitism of Israel’s Prime Minister

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by Edo Konrad Benjamin Netanyahu is the self-appointed protector of world Jewry. And as such, he views his role not only as prime minister of Israel, but as the spokesperson for Jews across the world. On Saturday, Netanyahu played that role when the… Continue Reading  

The Lie at the Heart of the Jewish American Consensus

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by Edo Konrad For years, the Jewish American establishment has been able to convince the world, and itself, that it does not directly meddle in internal Israeli affairs — a declaration most commonly used to justify not commenting on the Israeli-Palestinian… Continue Reading  

Elor Azaria and the Army of the Periphery

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by Edo Konrad An Israeli military court handed down a guilty verdict Wednesday in the manslaughter trial of Elor Azaria, an IDF soldier who shot and killed an incapacitated Palestinian assailant in March of last year. The high-profile trial polarized the country,… Continue Reading