Palestinians in Gaza are reminding us that they exist

by Hagai El-Ad Two million people live in the Gaza Strip. That’s a statement of fact, not opinion. Two million people live like prisoners in a prison built by Israel, and it seems that Israel’s sole vision for their future… Continue Reading  

Europe, Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

by Hagai El-Ad  European foreign ministers attending Prime Minister Netanyahu’s breakfast in Brussels this Monday may find their thoughts wandering, as the guest of honor once again speaks of Iran, self-indulgent whining of “double standards,” and “the only democracy in the… Continue Reading  

Ending the Occupation Would Undo Israeli Identity as We Know It

by Inna Michaeli The argument that opposing the occupation does not contradict a love for Israel has been heard over and over in the Israeli Left for years. This isn’t just a matter of PR — it is the personal experience of many… Continue Reading  

Likud Chairman Threatens Citizenship of B’Tselem’s Executive Director

by Mitchell Plitnick Earlier today, Likud Knesset Member, David Bitan, who chairs the governing faction in the Knesset, stated on an Israeli talk show that he would try to find a way to strip the citizenship of Hagai El-Ad ,… 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