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 Is Exposing the Occupation, But He’s No Silence Breaker

by Yuli Novak Nothing better symbolizes a loss of direction and of hope than focusing on trivial details, instead of on the larger picture. Elor Azaria, the Israeli soldier who summarily executed a disarmed Palestinian attacker in Hebron earlier this… Continue Reading  

For Most Israelis, Palestinian Lives Don’t Matter

by Mairav Zonszein A 24-year-old Palestinian and her teenage brother were shot and killed by Israeli troops after allegedly trying to stab Border Police officers. The police’s version of the events doesn’t add up, but nobody in Israel, including the media,… Continue Reading  

US Backing Israeli War of Choice In Gaza

by Mitchell Plitnick The moral high ground is always a tenuous piece of property. It is difficult to obtain and is easily lost. It is seen, however, as crucial because most people, all over the world, cannot accommodate the notion… Continue Reading  

Vengeance, Not Justice In Wake Of Murders Of Israeli Youths

by Mitchell Plitnick The saga of the three kidnapped Israeli youths in the West Bank took a tragic, if expected, turn today, when their bodies were discovered near Hebron. None but the most starry-eyed optimist thought the young men would… Continue Reading