What Justice Looks Like for Those Who Kill Palestinians

by Yael Marom Ever since she was arrested in the middle of the night late last December, 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi has been held in Israeli custody. On Wednesday, Tamimi signed a plea deal in Israeli military court and will serve eight months in prison,… Continue Reading  

The Strange Catharsis of Hopelessness in Israel

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  

The Problem with Israel’s Heroism Addiction

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  

Elor Azaria and the Army of the Periphery

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  

A Once-in-a-Decade Show Trial

by Hagai El-Ad Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman was quoted last month as saying that, “we can’t reach a situation in which a soldier has to ask for a lawyer before he heads out on a mission.” His words resonated, as… Continue Reading